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THE AUDITORIUM 



CONTENTS, 



INDEPENDENT THOUGHT— 

Comment on Happenings of tKe Weeh 

APPLIED CHRISTIANITY— 

The Sane Observance of tKe Seventh Day 

THE AUDITORIUM— 

A Great Architectural Triumph 

WOMEN AS CLUB MEMBERS— 

"What One Body Means to Los Angeles 

ART AND LITERATURE- 

Critical Notes for Critical People 




AN IDEAL CALIFORNIA HOME 

FOR SALE 




This well known and beautiful residence of E. R. Brainerd, at 4900 Pasadena Avenue, (twenty minutes 
from Court House), consists of about i^4 acres of ground, comprising two corners with 240 feet frontage 
on Pasadena Avenue, with drives, terraces, ivy garden, lily pond, rare plants, vines and flowers, together 
with its artistic furnishings, can be secured at a bargain and on easy terms, owing to the absence of owner. 

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which we can recommend to the builder and investor. 

We are the owners of numerous resident tracts suitable for all classes of 
homes — from the artistic bungalow to the palatial residence. 

Our salesmen and automobiles are at the service of our clients. 

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Mary Holland ICinkaid 

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SALUTATORY 

The Pacific Outlook, the weekly issue of which 
begins with this number, enters upon a hitherto 
unoccupied field among the periodical press of the 
Southwest. Its publication is not a hasty nor ill- 
considered project, but is the outcome of more than 
a veir's careful study of conditions in the territory 
which it enters, on the part of men whose lives have 
been devoted to kindred enterprises. It is offered 
to and seeks the financial and moral support of the 
progressive and public-spirited citizens of Los An- 
geles and the tributary region as an undertaking 
designed to advance the highest social and material 
interests of the community. 

The fundamental policy of the paper will be 
independence in all things. While it will exhibit 
a lively interest in political affairs, it will at all times 
espouse what it believes to be the cause of the 
great majority of the people rather 
Independence than that of any party organization 
In All Things or clique. It inevitably follows that 
in a community whose growth has 
been so rapid as that of Los Angeles — distancing. 
as it has, the position which its most sanguine 
friends and most active promoters prophesied for 
it — this development has been accompanied by a 
certain degree of neglect of and apparent indiffer- 
ence to certain elements in the political and social 
fabric of which our institutions are, in part, con- 
stituted. That no structure is stronger than its 
weakest part is an axiom. Each unit which enters 
into the foundation of our future greatness should 
be as nearly perfect in its formation as honest care 
and thought can make it. A municipality is a cor- 
poration, and its affairs should be conducted on 
sound business principles. It will be the aim of the 
Pacific Outlook to make a careful analysis of these j 
integral parts of our system of government and our; 
social conditions and, where it is possible to do so, 
to point out errors which, through carelessness, 
indifference, selfishness or malice, may have been 
allowed to pass muster before the constij 
thorities. 




Private citizen-, a- well as men selected to serve 
the public, have duties t<» perform — duties from 
H hich they should not shrink. The complacent, self- 
satisfied, easy-going man of wealth who does not 
want to be "bothered" by those public movements 
which so frequently disturb the equilibrium of a 
political subdivision — this city, for example — is 
nothing less than an arrant shirk, if not a moral 
coward. As he moves along placidly on the pneu- 
matic tire of ease, "taking things philosophically," 
as he may express it, he sometimes needs a jolt. 
The Pacific Outlook hopes to be able to place in 
his path the material which will jolt him sufficiently 
to awaken in him some sense of his responsibility 

as a sovereign citizen. An occasional 

Duty of jar will prove of benefit to the best of 

The Citizen us. Without it we might all become 

Gallios, or Rip Van Winkles, or Gul- 
livers. We may lay bound hand and foot by fetters 
securely tied by crafty exploiters of public interests 
for private gain. We may be bowling along the 
smooth road to individual happiness and content, 
our equanimity undisturbed by the frenzied efforts 
of the less fortunate, but the more human, who 
have been devoting to the performance of disagree- 
able public duties time which they might have 
spent in removing' the impediments in their own 
private paths to ease. We see the jolt coming, 
but we swerve, avoid the irritation to our nerves 
and leave others to remove the obstacle. But sup- 
pose that we ourselves collide with the obstacle a 
few times ! 

* * * 

As in industrial and commercial life advertising 
brings rewards, so does the careful, persistent ad- 
vertising of the resources of and opportunities of- 
fered by a community bring rewards in the form 
of accretions to the population, the investment of 
capital and the consequent development of re- 
sources. The Pacific Outlook therefore will aim 
to lend an active hand to the work 
Advertising of promotion and exploitation, offer- 
an Empire ing itself as a medium for expert sug- 
gestion as to ways and means to be 
adopted toward the end sought. Southern Califor- 
nia is in itself an empire; and though the outside 
world is learning more and more of the boundless 
resources and varied opportunities we have to offer, 
one can almost say that "the half has never been 



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The Pacific Outlook idea was born more than a 
year ago, though it is not until today that the pub- 
lication steps out into the sunlight to greet the 
glorious Southland. During the interim it has been 
nurtured and developed as an idea. To-day it takes 
its first step, standing- upright among its fellow 
periodical press. 

It asks nothing but recognition of its manifest 
qualities. 

It fears nothing, for it has yet no enemies. 

It seeks friends among the progressive, wide- 
awake, honest, public-spirited element in the com- 
munity — men and women who believe in the innate 
goodness of humanity as a whole and in the ulti- 
mate beatitude which will emanate from the spirit 
of a free cosmopolitan colony voluntarily founded 
in an earthly paradise. 

While it naturally seeks no foes, it expects to 

meet them among the ranks of those mercenaries 

who aim not at the promotion of the 

With a general welfare but at the encompass- 
Firm Tread ment of sordid, selfish ends under the 
cloak of public benefaction. And such 
foes as these it will welcome. 

It asks no consideration that the community can- 
not be convinced that it deserves. 

It enters upon its avowed task — the continued 
culture of a healthy public sentiment, the awaken- 
ing of the Gallios of the community to their mani- 
fest duties as citizens, the dissemination of knowl- 
edge concerning the innumerable advantages of so- 
cial and industrial life in Los Angeles and the 
Southwest — with a certainty that its efforts in this 
direction, if well-considered, will receive the ap- 
probation of the best citizenship of California. 

* * * 

The Pacific Outlook feels that it is a fit subject 
for sincere congratulation in having been able to 
inaugurate its career with Mary Holland Kinkaid 

as an attache of the editorial de- 
A Subject for partment. The admirable work 
Congratulation which Mrs. Kinkaid has performed 

in Los Angeles for a number of 
years past and her splendid record in eastern cities 
in earlier years, not only in the newspaper field but 
in general literature, have caused her to become 
recognized as the dean of her profession on the 
Pacific Coast. The fruit of her pen cannot fail to 
tempt the appetite of critical readers. 

* * * 

During the past few years several attempts to 
fill the weekly newspaper field in Los Angeles have 
been made. None has been successful, while the 
majority of the publications have died at birth. The 
natural consequence has been that the reading pub- 
lic has become skeptical regarding ventures of the 
character described. As a rule these projects have 
been hastily conceived by some individual who, 



though perhaps a writer of ability, has had no prac- 
tical experience in the conduct of periodical publica- 
tions, daily, weekly or monthly. Too frequently 
they have been "one.man'\affairs, the promoter at- 
tempting to perform the duties of editor, business 
manager, advertising solicitor, subscription solicitor, 
bookkeeper and office boy, with the result that no 
department of the work has been in the hands of a 

man especially qualified therefor 

Our Latch-strings by experience. The man who, 

Hang Out single-handed, can perform the 

duties of these varied positions 
has not yet been born. The promoters, editors and 
managers of the various departments of the Pacific 
Outlook are men and women of many years' suc- 
cessful experience in the newspaper service, as pub- 
lishers as well as editors, and before taking the ini- 
tial step they have counted the cost well. The 
organization is as nearly perfect as capital, exper- 
ience and ability can make it, each department 
being in control of a competent head. "The Pacific 
Outlook, an Independent Weekly Review of the 
Southwest," is a permanent institution. Its home 
is on the fourth floor of the Chamber of Commerce 
building, and the latch-strings on all the doors are 
hanging out. 

* * * 

COMMENT 

There are two things which every taxpayer of 
Los Angeles should keep constantly in mind in the 
consideration of the important problems now con- 
fronting the city in the period of its greatest devel- 
opment. The first is that it has become the most 
widely advertised city in the United States as a 
highly desirable place of residence, as well as an 
expanding commercial and industrial center. The 
second is that the prudent man of family, when in- 
vestigating various communities in the expectation 
of establishing a new and permanent home, directs 
his inquiries into two principal channels : 

First, the water supply. 

Second, the character of the schools. 

No matter which may be the more essential in his 
eyes, they are the paramount issues, especially if 
he is the father of growing children. 

If Los Angeles were an ordinary city, its develop- 
ment proceeding at the rate characteristic of the 
average American community, these questions 
might be solved with ease. But this is not an 
average city. We know — and millions of Americans 
residing in the four corners of the land know — that 
in the matter of urban development it is one of the 
most remarkable cities in the world. In many 
ways it is anomaly. An artificial oasis on the edge 
of a vast desert, the problem of wa- 

Question ter for the sustenance of life — of 
of the Hour pure water for the maintenance of 
health— of sufficient water for both 
culinary and irrigation purposes — is paramount to 
all others. If the limit of our growth had been 
reached we would hardly need to concern ourselves 
seriously over this question of water. But it must 
be evident even to the casual observer that not 



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only have «<■ not arris oil at the approximate limit 
of our possibilities, lmt that we arc developing in 
and strength at a rate that is wellnigh unpre- 
cedented in American history. With the boundless 
opportunities which we are able to offer to all 
comers possessed of energy, ability and capital, it 
would seem that nothing can prevent Los Angeles 
from becoming the metropolis of the western coast 
within the next decade, and ultimatel) taking rank 
among the really great commercial centers of the 
world. 

* 9 9 

Approximately a quarter of a million of people 
now call Los Angeles their home. The population 
has doubled within the past five years, and at the 
present rate of increase it will double again within 
the next ten or a dozen years. In building for the 
future we therefore must not plan for a quarter of a 
million of people, nor for half a million; but we 
must take the broadest possible view and plan and 
build for the greatest probable assemblage of hu- 
manity about the present city as a nucleus. We 
must make provision for water for all purposes, not 
for a quarter of a million of people, but for an in- 
definite number. We should bring to the gates of 
the city enough pure mountain water, free from ali 
suspicion of taint, to enable us to proclaim to the 

world that if the city grows two-fold 
Water for or even ten-fold there will still be no 
a Million danger of a shortage under the most 

trying conditions. With many of our 
most important cities the question of water for 
culinary and fire purposes has been found to be a 
most serious one. In Los Angeles, where a great 
proportion of it is used for irrigation, and where 
the demand per capita is consequently much greater 
than outside the arid or semi-arid regions, the only 
serious feature of the problem appears to be the 
cost. We know where the finest of mountain water 
is to be found in quantities sufficient to supply a 
population equal to that of the greatest city in the 
world. We know that this water can be delivered 
to our kitchens and our lawns and our fire hydrants 
at an expense which in no sense would be burden- 
some. 

* * * 

We have a municipality big enough and rich 
enough to prosecute our Owens river project to a 
happy consummation, and the work lies before us 
as an imperative duty — a duty more to posterity 
than to ourselves. A father who does not safeguard 
the interests of his growing children is culpable to 
the greatest degree. The builders of the present 
magnificent city of Los Angeles, the metropolis of 
an earthly paradise, are the fathers of the town. 
The Los Angeles of half a million or a million souls 
will be their child. Water for all purposes is the 
prime essential for the healthful development of 

that child. To procure it is not a task 

An of days, but of years. If the work of 

Imperative directing the Owens river toward the 

Duty city be begun at once, the water will 

be delivered at our doors none too 
soon. It is, as the Pacific Outlook believes and Jias 
said, an imperative duty. It is likewise an imme- 
diate duty. Any citizen who stands in the way 
of the project performs a most reprehensible act. 
One who, like Gallio of old, "cares for none of 
these things," and stands passively by while ob- 



stacle* are being placed in the path of the benefi- 
cent enterprise, is equally a subject for censure. 
Every citizen has had placed upon his shoulders 
some measure of the responsibility for the future 
of Los Angeles. Cupidity or moral cowardice alone 
lie behind enmity or indifference respectively. 
* * * 

The Board of Water Supply of New York City 
has decreed it to be absolutely indispensable that 
in any further extension of the water supply for 
the metropolis the plans shall include an adequate 
system of filtration. Sanitary engineers and the 
boards of water supply in most of the large cities 
of the East express the conviction that filtration is 
the only certain means of providing drinking water 
that is free from pollution, partcularly from the 
germs of that dread disease, typhoid fever. In 
those cities in which filtration plants have been 
placed in operation, the decrease in the amount of 
typhoid fever has been immediate, and in most cases 
most marked. With perfect filtration, some of the 
best authorities believe that the malady may be 
practically eradicated. According to the New York- 
State Commissioner of Health, there 
A Sine had been, up to three weeks ago, over 
Qua Non sixty thousand cases of typhoid in that 
state during the year, with five hundred 
deaths in the metropolis alone. Fortunately Los 
Angeles has been relatively free from ravages of 
this dread disease, owing to the quality of our 
drinking water and the generally sanitary condition 
of the city. With the tremendous development of 
the agricultural resources of the tributary territory 
which is bound to follow the completion of the 
great Owens river project, the increase in the 
population in the neighboring country regions may 
be accompanied by conditions which will demand 
constant vigilance as the price of health. The prob- 
lem may not be with us yet, but if any conceivable 
combination of circumstances may arise in the fu- 
ture to make such a problem possible, it will be 
wisdom to make a far-reaching investigation into 
the contingencies of the future and plan now to 
meet them, if they arise, with as little change in 
the prospective system and its operations as will 
be ample to satisfy the demands of the occasion. 
» * * 

The educational problem confronting the city is 
one which likewise deserves the earnest considera- 
tion of every citizen. The great thing lacking in 
our public school system is adequate and conven- 
ient housing facilities. It is nobody's fault, doubt- 
less, that the school equipment is inadequate in 
this respect. We simply have been racing ahead at 
a rate that has rendered it wellnigh impossible to 
keep track of the milestones. Probably no other 
city in the United States has been brought sud- 
denly face to face with a problem arising from such 
abnormal development. Could the tremendous in- 
crease in the number of applicants for admission to 
our schools have been foreseen in time, the demand 
of the hour might have been met. But when our 
most sanguine anticipations are that the army of 
school children will be augmented by a regiment 
and then an entire division strag- 
Better School gles into view, there naturally is 
Facilities consternation in the camp. We have 
a Napoleon in command, but the 
commissary department has been taken unawares. 



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At the present moment almost any other municipal 
department may better be asked to make sacrifices 
than the department of education. Streets, parks, 
police — in the case of none can there be so press- 
ing a demand for immediate relief as that presented 
by our congested school buildings. And while 
we are acting, do not let us temporize. Los Angeles 
is a big city, and is growing as never before. Let 
us therefore see to it, while building, that we so 
order our ways that with the opening of the next 
school year we may offer to every pupil accommo- 
dations for instruction, and have seating capacity 
to spare. We can well afford to view this school 
question from an expansive plane, but we cannot 
afford to give it secondary consideration in the con- 
duct of municipal institutions. 

* * ¥ 

While none can foresee the result of the ap- 
proaching state election, it is earnestly to be hoped 
that those who are compelled to bear the burden of 
maintenance will see to it that the offices are filled 
by men who are avowedly enemies of the powerful 
corporation which has had a strangle hold upon 
California for so many years. We have an abound- 
ing confidence in youth. The younger men in pub- 
lic life, with their careers before them, as a rule are 
more free from the trammels of machine-made im- 
pedimenta than those who, thrqugh years of public 
service and contact with politicians of all classes, 
have become more or less hardened, and deaf or in- 
different to the ring of public sentiment. Both 
candidates for gubernatorial honors "speak fair." 
Each appears to desire to impress upon the voters 
of the state the fact that, if chosen, he will enter 
upon the duties of the executive office owing no 
man, or clique, or faction, anything. While this 
may be absolutely true, the fact remains that the 
vigorous and ambitious young man from Napa not 
only "speaks fair," but he stands upon what is in 
some respects one of the most wholesome and at the 
same time one of the most unequivocal platforms 
ever framed by a state convention of either of the 
predominant political parties. One clause in the 
platform on which Mr. Bell goes before the people 
— that refering to Asiatic laborers — has aptly been 
described as a "fool plank." Mr. Gillett has ac- 
cepted essentially the same plank in the Republican 
platform. But if these articles of faith and promise 
contained half a dozen clauses equally as asinine, 
there still remain, towering above all others in 

importance, the definite promises 

Business; relative to the domination of the 

Not Politics Southern Pacific corporation in state 

and municipal affairs. Jerome in 
New York, Folk and Hadley in Missouri, and Hag- 
erman in New Mexico are star-like examples of 
what the unfettered, ambitious, honest and fearless 
young man in American politics may accomplish. 
Each assumed office with a definite object in view — 
the reformation of generally-recognized corrupt 
conditions in the administration of public affairs. 
The question as to whether he was a Republican 
or a Democrat weighed nothing in the balance for 
or against him in the minds of electors who thought 
more of honesty and common decency in the con- 
duct of the business of the employer, the public, 
than of the preservation of party integrity. In the 
cases of all except Hagerman the avowed opponents 
of the candidates had been weighed in the scales 



and found wanting. The opponents of young Bell 
likewise have been weighed and found sadlv want- 
ing. 

What earthly difference does it make or can it 
make whether the Governor of California be a 
Republican or a Democrat? No more than if the 
office were that of mayor of Los Angeles or presi- 
dent of the board of education. The question of 
all questions — the one paramount issue — is this: 
Shall we select a man who, though full of promise, 
is in many quarters suspected of having received 
the support of the Southern Pacific corporation in 
securing the nomination for the office of Governor, 
or shall we secure as the business manager of our 
great commonwealth a man who not only has openly 
denounced the flagrant interference of that cor- 
poration in public matters, but who is backed by 
a most unequivocal declaration of principles? 

This is not so much a question of politics; it is 
a question of business. 

* * * 

Folk, Hadley and Jerome cannot fairly be said to 
have been backed by public sentiment when they 
began their campaigns against vice and corporate 
greed. They awakened the public sentiment which 
had slumbered until they sounded the call to arms. 
But in the case of Hagerman, the independent and 
intrepid young Governor of the territory of New 
Mexico, the healthiest public sentiment was behind 
him from the beginning of his administration. 
Every politician in the so-called "regularly con- 
stituted party organization," as the band of shame- 
less corruptionists in New Mexico called itself 
when forced to run for shelter, hated Hagerman as 
His Satanic Majesty is popularly reputed to hate 
holy water. But Hagerman is of the sort of men 
who "don't care." Nine months of his administra- 
tion have elapsed, and already a dozen of the once 
most powerful and equally corrupt "Santa Fe ring- 
sters" have been thrown out of office and compelled 
to cease tapping the till of the territorial treasury. 
Some are taking to the timber to escape the yawn- 
ing jaws of the penitentiary. For the first time in 
the history of New Mexico — a record of intrigue 

and dishonesty which has probably 
A Model in been unparalleled in the annals of 
New Mexico American politics since the days of 

the notorious Canal Ring in New 
York, certainly since the termination of the Tweed 
regime in New York city — the Standard Oil mo- 
nopoly has been brought to its knees and compelled 
to abide strictly by the territorial laws. Here is 
a so-called "inexperienced youth," yet in his early 
thirties, who is giving the people of his long suf- 
fering community the first clean, honest, business- 
like administration they have had for many years, 
simply because he "doesn't care a rap," as he ex- 
presses it, for the corporations or the politicians. 
While it is generally true that the masses of people 
feel that they can repose greater confidence in a 
high official who has been tried and found to be 
possessed of the proper attributes for an executive 
post, they are gradually learning that the spirit 
which actuates the man, if he is blessed with a 
weil-balanced brain, is pre-eminently the qualifica- 
tion to be desired. Governor Hagerman — young, 
inexperienced, unknown when made Governor — is 
a magnificent model for executives of states or ter- 
ritories which have been suffering from the dia- 



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phanous domination of special interests. Mr. Hell 
and Mr. Gillett would do well to straighten up and 
take notice. 

* # * 

The Pacific Outlook is utterly independent in 

politics, and will remain so. Ii cares not one jot 
<>r tittle whether the next Governor of California 
In- a Democrat or a Republican, a Non-Partisan, 
an Independent, a Populist or a Puritj Leaguer, 
a man or a woman, young or old. But it docs can 
whether the candidate who aspires to succeed the 
present incumbent is in any way liable to suspicion 
as owing even so little as a nod of recognition to 
the one unbearably impertinent corporation which 
arrogantly shakes its list in the faces of the people 
to whom it owes much and has given almost noth- 
ing, or is believed, if not positively known, to stand 
prepared to repel all advances which may he made 

In that institution's representatives 
The Balance after his election, without a qualm 
of Evidence of his conscience for having violated 

even a tacit pre-convention under- 
standing. While Mr. Gillett may be able to take 
up the duties of the gubernatorial office with unfet- 
tered hands, if elected, and though, like Mr. Bell, 
he may be. ami doubtless is, above reproach as a 
man and a citizen, the fact that the arch-enemy oi 
the people of California was not thrown bodily 
out of the convention which nominated him for the 
office is a token that counts against him. If we 
doubt not the honesty and sincerity of either can- 
didate, the balance of prima facie evidence still 
seems to favor the young man from Napa. But, 
if the people should engage him to administer their 
affairs and he should fail to execute the great trust 
reposed in him at this critical time, he should be 
relegated to the political graveyard and his spon- 
sors made to keep eternal vigil over his tomb. 

* * * 

This Southern Pacific problem has confronted 
the people of California for so long, and for so 
long have we felt ourselves almost helpless in the 
face of the overwhelming rapacity, the pertinacity 
and the successful political machinations of this 
powerful corporation, that it is hardly to be won- 
dered at that so large a proportion of the people, 
long accustomed to the nauseating order of things, 
and wearied through continued and apparently 
sterile effort, have at last either become apathetic 
or have abandoned the seemingly unequal contest 
in despair. But why should a great army of free 

people waver before one foe, even 
A Padded though that foe be a great corporation ? 
Bludgeon The latter could do nothing without a 

perfect organization. The former can 
do nothing without organization and unified action. 
Xever were desire and opportunity so nearly 
synchronous as now. But if we continually quarrel 
over the ways and means to be adopted to rid our- 
selves of the incubus of corporation domination in 
perpetuity, we will have ourselves only to blame 
for another defeat. What difference can it possibly 
make to us whether the power of the monster be 
broken by the crash of a Democratic club or of a 
Republican bludgeon? The character of the timber 
of wdiich the big stick is made, however, is worth 
a thought. And we should carefully "heft" it and 
examine it to see that it has not been padded. 



The ethics governing the higher-toned and more 

dignified American press of todaj forbids a return 
to the once popular "persona! journalism," when 

epithets, anathemas and recriminations character 
i/ed the editorial page. The elevated moral tone 

and dignitj of the most influential periodicals of 

the clay cans with them a desire to direct the at- 
tention of the people more to the principles foi 
which a public or quasi-public man stands than tC 
the man himself. Both the great political parties 
in California are to he congratulated that the pres- 
ent state campaign has been opened without a re- 
sort lo invidious personalities by either candidate 
for the governorship. A candidate who will en- 
deavor to misdirect voters by resorting to personal 
abuse of his opponent is unfit for the office he seeks, 
whether it be high or low. The same idea should 
he carried into the consideration of issues involved 
in the campaign. The men who are struggling to 
maintain the supremacy of the Southern 
Aim at Pacific company in state, county and 
the Heart municipal affairs have been playing the 
game of politics too long to be more 
than momentarily annoyed by the attacks directed 
against them personally by the newspapers. They 
are well paid for serving their master and from 
some planes of view their loyalty should not be 
criticised. If the men against whom great currents 
of obloquy are now being directed should fail to 
withstand the erosive force of the stream, other 
pillars of strength would immediately be erected 
upon the foundations upon which they stood. The 
worst feature of this plan of campaign is that the 
attention of many may be diverted from the heart 
of the evil to the men who are nurturing it. Sup- 
pose we let the hired man alone and attack the heart 
of the institution he represents by abandoning the 
cry of party and engaging as our agent to fight that 
institution the man we are finally convinced owes 
the enemy nothing. 

* * * 

What proportion of the people of Los Angeles 
fully realize what this great individual interest has 
been doing to them ? How many men in a thous- 
and appreciate the enormity of the injustice which 
has been measured out to them ? How many in 
a thousand would continually submit supinely to 
a similar outrage, were its author his neighbor? 
How many in a thousand have cared enough for 
their own interests personally to investigate the 
ruthless audacity of this corporation in its dealings 
with them instead of leaving the work to others? 
How many in a thousand will admit today that 
they are contemplating the selection of a champion 
carrying a padded club — padded by their enemy 
before their eyes? Is it possible that California 
contains a man of intelligence who does not know- 
that every man who. directly or indirectly, has con- 
tributed to the receipts of the Southern Pacific 
freight department is helping the directors of that 
corporation to pay ten per cent dividends on the 
outrageously watered stock of the Union Pacific 
railroad? It is an indisputable fact that the rates 

for transportation of freight on the 

Freight Harriman lines should be among the 

and Taxes lowest in the country, for reasons that 

have been shown frequently enough. 
The average freight rate per ton for all American 
railroads is slightly in excess of three-quarters of 



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a cent per mile. On the Southern Pacific it is 1.014 
cents. Throughout the United States freight rates 
have been reduced materially during the past ten 
years — excepting on the Hariman lines. On the 
Union Pacific the rate has risen during the same 
period. Indirectly California pays the freight and 
gives the stockholders in the infamous Union Pa- 
cific a ten per cent dividend. (For Union Pacific 
insert the words Southern Pacific and the effect 
will be the same so far as California is concerned.) 
Meantime while we are paying the freight, what 
proportion of its just taxes does the Southern Pa- 
cific pay? Now, does this make the question of 
Southern Pacific domination in local politics' any 
more interesting to an appreciable number 
of Californians ? And if it does, and you are one of 
them, do you intend to fight this corporation with 
a bludgeon that it padded before your very eyes? 
* * * 
When we come to analyze the political situation 
and get back to first principles — to the unit — we 
will find that popular government in its perfection 
rests upon the foundation of popular initiative. If 
we abdicate as sovereign citizens in favor of self- 
constituted bosses and are content simply to exer- 
cise the right of franchise when the time comes, 
we must not complain if we find ourselves reduced 
to the necessity of choosing between two evils, 
just so long as we leave to the professional poli- 
ticians the fundamental work of selecting candidates 
for public office we must expect a continuance of the 
very evils against which we cry out in the eleventh 
hour. Years of experiment have ' proven conclu- 
sively that the only way to insure the nomination 
of men in whom the people have confidence comes 
through the direct primary ; and the only way to 
insure an honest expression of the public will at 
election time comes through' an absolutely secret 
ballot. No sane and honest man will question these 
two statements. Under the existing regime we have 
little hope of legislation permitting the direct pri- 
mary. If we are in earnest in our desire for reform 
in this matter of nominations, and 
Run Your are capable of a broad and intelli- 
Own Business gent view, we will stand by the 
non-partisan movement, municipal 
and county, and not permit our actions to be gov- 
erned or influenced by the insipid sentiment attach- 
ing to a thing so empty and meaningless in Cali- 
fornia as the name of a national political party. 
The county non-partisan platform, in its declara- 
tion of principles, advocates this reform : "That 
the original direct Australian ballot be restored to 
the people so that the voice of the people may be 
directly heard, and may be expressed by direct pri- 
maries and direct elections by the Australian group 
ballot without the intervention of caucuses or con- 
vention." If this platform contained not another 
word the issue would be of enough importance. 
With the direct primary, many of the evils arising 
from the existing system would be instantly and 
forever eliminated. It would be a deadly body 
blow to Southern Pacific control. It would leave 
the factor known as a political boss without a 
realm. It would give the people a chance to con- 
trol the people's business. Do you want to have' 
a hand in running your own business, or do you 
intend to continue to farm it out to a concern 
which you know has been "playing you for a 
sucker?" 



The thing is done, and by most people, we dare 
say, forgotten. But now that the municipal cam- 
paign is on, let us revive the subject and keep it 
well in mind, simply for the sake of being fair. The 
matter referred to is the hasty repeal of the city- 
ordinance relative to Sunday amusements, for the 
benefit of a circus company which exhibited in this 
city a few weeks ago. That the prohibitory enact- 
ment was popular is evidenced by the fact that it 
stood upon our statute books for years without 
protest. If it were unpopular the best 
Lest We way to ascertain the fact would have 
Forget been to enforce it. But the sudden, al- 
most secret, eleventh-hour nullification 
of the ordinance leaves a decidedly unpleasant tang. 
The proceeding was not only undignified, but it 
bore a savor of contempt for one of the greatest of 
our established institutions — the Christian Sabbath 
— that is bound to abide with men of decency. Some 
have said that Councilman Smith, the only opponent 
of the measure for repeal, was "playing to the gal- 
leries" for the purpose of securing support in his 
campaign for the mayoralty. Such an insinuation 
is contemptible. 

* * * 

In the mad haste to finish one job with a rush and 
take up the pressing demand of another, a few 
dozen Los Angeles contractors and builders have 
exhibited a trait that is a proper subject for cen- 
sure. Perhaps the property owners themselves 
should come in for a share of the blame. One can 
hardly stand on a street corner nowadays, particu- 
larly outside of the older business district, without 
witnessing building operations or recently erected 
structures in almost any direction. Every loyal 
citizen should be willing, even glad, to be incon- 
venienced during the process of construction and 
improvement ; but why in the name of goodness 
are not the workmen compelled 
An Imposition to clean up their chips? In num- 
on Good Nature erous cases where building opera- 
tions were ended so long ago as 
midsummer, particularly in the residential sections, 
the debris resulting from the work still litters not 
only the lot on which the new building stands, but 
the lot which an accommodating and public-spirited 
neighbor has permitted to be used as an auxiliary 
to the scene of operations, and his sidewalk as 
well. Conditions like these are an imposition on 
the good nature of one's neighbors. There are 
many hundreds of people in this city who are suffer- 
ing this affliction to-day, and they would be fully 
warranted in throwing all the claptrap into the front 
yard of the place where it properly belongs. 

* * * 

The Pacific Outlook will make its department of 
musical criticism one of the chief features of a 
periodical that will appeal to the best citizenship 
of Los Angeles. A writer whose contributions to 
foreign journals have made his name 
For Lovers known in the capitals of Europe will 
of Music review the recitals and concerts of the 
week. The critic, who has had a thor- 
ough musical education abroad, is a man of great 
culture and the fairest judgment. Without bias or 
prejudice he will comment on what is good and 
point out what is not up to the best standard in the 
programmes of the season, which promise much to 
the music-loving public. 



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APPLIED CHRISTIANITY 



Some Thoughts and Suggestions Fveg'arding' the Sane Observance 

of the Seventh Day of the "Week 

BY THE REV. RAKER P. LEE 



Believing as 1 do that the two bulwarks of civili- 
zation are the open Bible and a sane and reverent 
Sabbath, I therefore take this opportunity afforded 
me by the enterprising editors of this new publica- 
tion of saying a few words to the large number of 
people in whose homes I trust thi> paper may find 
it- place among the Lares and Penates. 

For in this great and growing City of the Angels, 

where the broad and beautiful spirit of the west 

is SO clearly seen. 1 feel it not only a duty but a 

pleasure and a privilege to sound a little note of 

'warning. 

In Strong's great book, "Our Country." there are 
four fundamental propositions laid down which 
Stand out like mountain ranges. They are as fol- 
lows: First, that the Anglo-Saxon race is soon to 
dominate the world ; second, that America will be 
the home and throne of the Anglo-Saxon race ; third, 
that the great West and Northwest will dominate 
the East ; fourth, that the responsibility resting upon 
those who are teachers and leaders in moulding the 
West is something tremendous. 

Therefore as one who considers it a privilege to 
live in this center of influence, and who in his hum- 
ble way hopes to be able to shape some of this 
spirit for truth and righteousness, I would say that 
while I- do not believe in the Puritan Sabbath as 
laid own by the Blue Laws of New England, yet 
there is a strong tendency, especially in the West, 
to swing the pendulum too far to the other extreme. 
We mistake liberty for license and we are fast 
making of Sunday a holiday instead of a holy day. 
We seem to forget that the allwise Creator, know- 
ing our spiritual, mental and physical needs, was 
and is and always will be, as is so clearly set forth 
in the Book of Books, wiser than all of our mater- 
ialistic utilitarian philosophers. It is a mathemat- 
ical proposition, worked out by Prudholm, Hum- 
boldt and countless others, that for the best results 
in any department of "business or life man must 
have one day's rest in seven. When this beautiful 
Cosmos was evolved out of Chaos the Creator 
paused, as it were, upon the crest of a crisis, and 
made the Sabbath day. Not that He was tired, 
but even that He must temporarily pause for retro- 
spection and contemplation. And if the Infinite 
Father needed this, how much more do we His finite 
children need it. 

Now let us see what are some of the things that 
militate against this fundamental law. I am not a 
Puritan, but I had rather be a Puritan than a profli- 
gate. Is there not a sane middle ground — for in- 
stance, the street car system? We recognize the 
need and necessity for this in our busy life today, 
but I believe that each employe of such a system 
should have at least one day's rest in seven, one 
day in which to become acquainted with his fam- 
ily, his friends, and have an opportunity to worship 
God in some church. This would relieve the in- 
terminable strain which numbs the faculties, pro- 
duces carelessness and would in my judgment avert 



a large number of the seemingly unnecessary acci- 
dents and fatalities by the trolley system of Ibis city. 

As for the theater. I regard it in its best sense as 
i great teacher and delightful pastime, for the dra- 
matic spirit is a power for right or wrong among 
men; but in my judgment the theatrical perform- 
ance on Sunday is not only unnecessary but a vio- 
lation of the law of God and the Constitution of the 
United Slates. Every actor and actress not influ- 
enced by money or position will agree with me in 
this, for there is no life more slavish and none in 
which constant routine will more effectually sap 
originality. But some one says, "Where will the 
working man go on Sunday, and what provision will 
the churches make as a counter-attraction to the 
theater?" 1 reply to this by saying that he has 
six nights in the week in which to get this kind of 
recreation, and that on Sunday he needs first of all 
to see and know his children when they are awake, 
to attend some sort of service in God's church, to 
meet his friends in a social way, to get out in the 
sunshine close to nature, where he can see and feel 
optimism rather than pessimism. It is not so much 
the fact of a sin per se in the Sunday theater as it 
is a strong tendency in the wrong direction. I be- 
lieve that the churches should provide Sunday mat- 
inees of a religious character, such as organ re- 
citals, cantatas and bright and interesting ad- 
dresses. Further, that the Christian people should 
subscribe the funds to provide for sacred concerts in 
all of the parks and other places where the great 
mass of the people could be refreshed, relaxed and 
edified. This proper observance of the Sabbath 
can only be achieved out here, as it has been else- 
where, by a united effort of those two greatest 
powers for good in any community — the pulpit and 
the press. 

And this leads me to observe as germane to the 
subject that while Los Angeles is conspicuous for 
its newspaper ability, generally speaking I feel that 
the present Sunday edition of our newspapers 
throughout the land is a menace to the proper ob- 
servance of the Sabbath. Hundreds of thousands 
of pressmen, compositors, etc., and tens of. thous- 
ands of newsboys are working seven days in the 
week, and fifty-two weeks in the year without an 
opportunity of knowing what Sunday means. The 
Sunday newspaper as a general rule is flavored with 
brains spiced with vice, and has poured over it a 
rich sauce of social gossip and scandal. This goes 
into every home and is generally read before either 
the Bible is looked at or that somewhat antiquated 
but most necessary thing known as family prayer 
is observed, so that when our congregations assem- 
ble on Sunday morning their minds are so full of 
stock quotations, bargain sales or horrible, social 
scandal that they are so over-stimulated with this 
indigestible matter that they cannot listen to what 
God has to say to them through His Bible and the 
church, and they are in no mood to speak to God 
in their prayers. And I would appeal to the brains 



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and morality back of the daily press, that if we 
must have a Sunday newspaper, instead of a blanket 
sheet crowded with advertising and much in the 
news way that is hurtful and vicious, let us have 
a small paper with the barest notices of world events 
in the last twelve hours, and let all advertisements,, 
social gossip and scandal be eliminated. Let there 
be an able editorial each Sunday morning regard- 
ing one of the religious principles upon which our 
American manhood rests. Would you eliminate 
pleasure from Sunday and make it a day to be 
dreaded? No. I am pleading for this very thing, 
that Sunday be made the ■ happiest and brightest 
day of the week. What amusements, then, would 
you exclude from the Sabbath ? That is a matter 
that must be left with you and your God ; but gen- 
erally speaking I would eliminate card playing, 
social functions, golf, tennis, baseball, racing, thea- 
ters, week-end parties, etc. ; for these are usually 
indulged in by those who are privileged to enjoy 
them every other day in the week. Therefore the 
logical result of such non-religious observance of 
the Sabbath cannot but produce such a nebulous 
idea of its real intent as eventually to merge all days 
into either a. commercial or selfish use. 

The Sabbath is of divine origin, coeval with the 
existence of man, and when that greatest Business 
Man that ever came to a sin-scarred world — the 
gentleman of Galilee — spoke, he gave us the sanest 
and most righteous conception of the day when he 
said, "Sabbath was made for man and not man for 
the Sabbath." But this does not mean that we are 
to use the liberty just as we choose, for Be added 
the "Son of man is also lord of the Sabbath." 

And so, while I try to be thoroughly modern and 
in touch with the great spirit of the Twentieth Cen- 
tury, I am absolutely convinced that there are the 
two factors necessary for the development of this 
great American nation, not its army, nor its navy 
(all honor be their's), but its dependence as a wise 
Guide upon that old yet ever new book, the Holy 
Bible, and a religious, reasonable and righteous ob- 
servance of the Sabbath. 

* * * 

For a Greater Los Ang'eles 

If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Ma- 
homet must go to the mountain. If the sea will not 
come to Los Angeles, Los Angeles, must go to the 
sea. 

Purely for self-preservation, if no other argu- 
ment were to be advanced, the proposed extension 
of our city southward to the nearest possible point 
to the Pacific appears indispensable to the welfare 
not only of Los Angeles but of all Southern Cali- 
fornia. Within the past month San Pedro has 
narrowly escaped the loss of the use of the splendid 
harbor which is hers by nature and by all laws of 
right and justice. The harbor has been saved to 
San Pedro and to Los Angeles, which, broadly 
speaking, means that it has been saved to Southern 
California, for whatever affects this city's progress 
affects the progress and prosperity of a region of 
country many thousands of square miles in extent. 

The harbor committee of the Chamber of Com- 
merce has performed one of the most noteworthy 
coups in the history of that vigilant body — an 
achievement which means more to Los Angeles 



than appears at first thought. With the rapidly 
increasing trade of the Pacific due to the American 
occupation of the Philippines and the commercial 
awakening of the Orient generally, adequate accom- 
modations for our growing .shipping are absolutely 
essential. The harbor of San Pedro is practically 
- our only hope in this direction. That there should 
be manifested any opposition to such a beneficent 
project as that initiated during the closing days of 
last week seems almost beyond belief. But that 
opposition was feared is evident from the unprece- 
dentedly lively and highly successful work of the 
Chamber of Commerce. It was a masterful stroke, 
and it is devoutly to be hoped that inimical schemes 
will die in infancy. Any individual who attempts 
to discourage the promotion of an undertaking of 
such a munificent character should be a marked 
man in the community and spurned by every citizen 
possessed of an iota of genuine public spirit. 

* * * 

.A. Pioneer in Clubdom 

Christ Episcopal church is standing sponsor for 
one of the most important auxiliary movements thus 
far inaugurated by any church on the Pacific slope 
— the foundation of a men's club to be organized, 
for the most part, along lines characteristic of the 
higher-toned social clubs. Plans for a commodious 
and finely appointed club building are well under 
way, the details having been intrusted to a com- 
mittee of successful practical business men identi- 
fied with the church. 

The project is much more heroic in its propor- 
tions than is ordinarily the case with clubs organ- 
ized within and maintained under the patronage of 
religious societies. While the most healthy moral 
atmosphere will pervade and surround the under- 
taking, as is naturally to be expected, there will be 
nothing of the church itself injected into it. Like 
other social organizations of men, the club-house 
will be equipped with billiard tables, pool tables 
and paraphernalia for other games. There, as at 
the University or the Union League club, the mem- 
bers and their guests may find varied means of en- 
tertainment and abundant opportunities for social 
intercourse — but all free from the contaminating in- 
fluences of public resorts or of clubs in which good- 
fellowship sometimes assumes the form of too great 
midnight conviviality to make it a desirable recrea- 
tion place for the younger generation of men. 

This club will be the pioneer of its kind on the 
Pacific coast, and the movement cannot fail ulti- 
mately to extend to other churches. It certainly is 
well worth watching. 

* * * 

Distinguished Endeavorers 

An event of the keenest interest to local Christian 
Endeavorers is the institute being held during the 
last three days of the current week in the First 
Congregational church in this city. The presence 
of William Shaw of Boston, treasurer of the United 
Society and of the World's Christian Endeavor 
Union, is naturally an incident of rather extraor- 
dinary character. Mr. Shaw and Dr. Baer worked 
together in the cause of the Endeavorers for more 
than ten years, and their reunion on the present 
occasion makes the institute of 1906 noteworthy. 



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A TRIUMPH OF ARCHITECTURE 



Largest Reinforced Concrete Building in ihe World is tKe 
of tKe Dream of a Famous Rainbow Chaser 

When the new Auditorium is completed, next tor had plans made at li 



Realization 



week. Los Angeles will enjoy the distinction of 
ssing a theater that, with the exception of the 
Metropolitan ( )pera House in New York, is the 
most perfectly appointed playhouse in the United 
States; a convention hall that will scat 5.000 per- 
sons and provide committee rooms, business offices 
and smoking apartments for delegates; and a church 
that contains one of the largest organs ever in- 
stalled in the West. 

Although the church is mentioned last, it is really 
a most important factor in what has developed into 
a tremendous business enterprise which includes the 
erection of the largest reinforced concrete building 



plans made at Ins own expense. Then he 
outlined bis scheme to several local financiers who 
good naturedly declared that they could not afford 
to engage in the rainbow chasing diversion. It 
was at this time that Mrs. Burdette identified her- 
self with Air. Harris. Dr. Burdette's parishioners 
were compelled to abandon the Congregational 
church, which long had been too small for the 
crowds drawn by the wit and eloquence of the 
author, humorist and preacher. After long search 
for commodious quarters, it was decided that Haz- 
ard's Pavilion, which had fallen into ill repute 
because of its use for prize fights and other sporting 
events, offered the only adequate seating space, 




Interior of Auditorium Looking from the Stage 



in the world and the management of complex in- 
terests. 

If C. R. Harris, an inventor upon whom has been 
conferred the title of "The Rainbow Chaser," had 
not indulged in pleasant day dreams, one Sunday 
when he should have been listening to a sermon by 
the Rev. Robert J. Burdette, D.D., the Auditorium, 
so much needed in the largest city of Southern 
California, might not have been built for many a 
year. And even after, sitting in a crowded pew of 
the old Congregational church at Sixth and Hill 
streets, Mr. Harris had beheld an impressive busi- 
ness block among his castles in Spain, his dream 
would not have become true if Mrs. Burdette had 
not been able to see the vision of lofty walls and 
rising domes with the eye of faith frequently re- 
ferred to in sermons by her famous husband. 

The first auditorium of Mr. Harris's dreams was 
not unlike Tremont Temple, Boston, and the inven- 



and it was rented for $600 a month, a figure that 
at first startled the conservative Baptists. Hazard's 
Pavilion was renamed Temple Auditorium and the 
church members soon gained confidence in the fi- 
nancial side of the venture, for the old building was 
frequently sublet, and it brought in an income 
averaging from $800 to $1500 a month. 

Month after month, while Temple Auditorium 
was occupied, talk and work that might lead to the 
realization of the dream of a big building' continued 
and the first plans gradually were modified. One of 
the chief difficulties was to find a suitable site. 
Desirable corners on all the principal streets were 
inspected, but none was just what was needed. The 
problem of how to finance the enterprise had been 
entrusted to a committee of which Mrs. Burdette 
was made chairman, and at last, when it was agreed 
that the site at Fifth and Olive streets was the most 
feasible, George H. Pike reluctantly consented to 



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give an option on the property. Before he had time 
to change his mind Mrs. Burdette wrote her own 
personal check for $10,000 and thus, January 21, 
1905, the first step toward the materialization of the 
Rainbow Chaser's dream was taken. The price of 
the lot was $170,000 and the Auditorium building 
stock was soon sold. When the bonds were ready 
one firm subscribed for the entire issue. 

The old building was. permitted to remain on the 
corner until after Memorial Day, May 30, 1905, 
when there was a remarkable meeting in which 
those who wore the blue and those who wore the 
grey, forty years before, participated in a memorable 
programme. 

It was expected that not more than nine months 
would be required for the construction of the new 
building, but delays were unavoidable and the. Au- 
ditorium, business block and church assumed form 




C. R. Harris, "The Rainbow Chaser," General Man- 
ager of Auditorium Company 

slowly. Through all the months in which the dream 
of beauty and utility took on substance Mrs. Bur- 
dette and Mr. Harris worked with unflagging en- 
thusiasm. As the building rose from the ground all 
the doubting Thomases in Dr. Burdette's congrega- 
tion and all the conservative capitalists in the city 
acknowledged that the Rainbow Chaser had been 
able to prove that now and then it is possible to 
clothe the most colossal ideal in reality. 

To Charles F. Whittlesey fell the honor and the 
responsibility of designing the Auditorium build- 
ing. The original plans made for Mr. Harris fur- 
nished suggestions concerning the scope of the en- 
terprise, and a less courageous man than Mr. Whit- 
tlesey might have considered it impossible to pro- 
vide a satisfactory composite of an auditorium, 
church, office building and business block. After 



long consideration the Los Angeles architect suc- 
ceeded in presenting plans that were acceptable, 
and when the subject of material was brought up 
he suggested the use of reinforced concrete. The 
Hotel Hayward showed what he could do with 
steel and cement, but it was difficult to convince 
the building committee that it would be wise to 
attempt an experiment on a mammoth scale, even 
though it might promise to attract attention from 
the whole world. At last, when Mr. Whittlesey 
was able to prove that the reinforced concrete struc- 
ture would cost twenty per cent less than one of 
steel framework, the architect was permitted to 
have his own way. The lofty pile capped with the 
largest dome of reinforced concrete ever placed upon 
a building proves how wisely and how successfullj- 
the experiment has been carried on to completion. 

The Auditorium building has a frontage of 165 
feet on Fifth street and a depth of 175 feet on Olive 
street. While it is designed on Gothic lines it is 
ingeniously adapted to modern requirements. By 
reason of its composite purpose it was necessary to 
conventionalize the style of architecture so that it 
would be appropriate for the varied uses for which 
the building is intended. 

With the knowledge that the great roof must 
cover three modern auditoriums, 150 office rooms, 
six store rooms and a banquet hall that would ac- 
commodate 1,000 guests, Mr. Whittlesey recognized 
the fact that he had undertaken a task that, would 
present more difficulties in reinforced concrete con- 
struction than any other building ever planned in 
the United States. He had the opportunity, how- 
ever, to put into practice the most advanced theories, 
and he found in Mrs. Burdette and Mr. Harris cour- 
ageous souls ready to encourage and to advise. He 
made the building seven stories high in the main 
part and ten in the central division. Fronting on 
Fifth street the central division is forty feet by 
sixty feet and on either side rise the seven-storied 
wings sixty feet by sixty feet. With the most 
artistic suggestion of Gothic influences Mr. Whittle- 
sey managed to merge the arrangements for com- 
mercial uses with those for higher purposes so deftly 
that the whole is consistent from an architectural 
point of view. 

The use of reinforced concrete on such a gigantic 
scale presented many obstacles, but it was promised 
that California products should be employed as far 
as possible and this promise was kept. The cement 
was brought from northern California, the redwood 
forests supplied much of the lumber and the sand 
and stone were found near Los Angeles. Only the 
steel rods, inserted in the big girders, were supplied 
from the east while the structural work was in 
progress. One of the triumphs was achieved when 
the roof trusses, weighing fifty tons each and having 
a clear span of 112 feet, were put in place. The use 
of three forty-foot girders on the third floor of the 
office building for the support of all the floors above 
was another achievement. Still a third was the 
twenty-six-foot cantilever balcony, which sweeps 
across the back of the auditorium and offers no ob- 
structions for those who will sit beneath it. When 
this main balcony was tested with a weight of 4oo 
pounds to every square foot of seating capacity there 
was practically no deflection and experts pro- 
nounced it a perfect piece of work. 

The Auditorium is entered from Fifth street by 
a lobby forty feet wide. The floor is of tiling and 



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the walls have a deep wainscoting of green scagliola, 
which is as effective as marble. Forty feet hack 
from the entrance wide doors "pen into the main 
foyer fourteen feet wide, which with the promenade 
r forms an uninterrupted passageway complete- 
ly encircling the main auditorium. Elevators ami 

wide stairway, ascend to the mezzanine floor when 
a large salon i> provided for the convenience of all 
who have occasion to wait for tardy friends. One 

Mile of this room, which overlooks the lobby, is of 
plate glass, and. while this clever provision enables 
persons to watch for those witli whom they have 
made appointments, it affords an interesting view of 
the incoming crowds. During opera seasons this 
will he a vantage point from which to study evening 
costumes. 

There are eight mezzanine boxes and eight pro- 
scenium boxes. All of these afford a perfect view 
of the stage. From this mezzanine floor, which 
seats 600 persons and which can be shut off by an 
ingenious and artistic series of panels, there is a 
near view of the proscenium arch composed of 
seven arches of perfect proportions. 

Nothing in this great amphitheater, which is dis- 
tinguished by a hundred perfections, is more sur- 
prising than the wonderful handling of distances. 
Unlike the Chicago Auditorium, which gives the 
impression of vastness and coldness, this superb 
audience hall is so symmetrical and so admirable 
in its arrangement that the effect is magical. It is 
almost impossible to believe that its capacity for 
conventions is 5,000 and its ordinary seating accom- 
modations 2,000. 

From the main floor the first glimpse of the Audi- 
torium is most impressive. The vast dome sixty- 
eight feet above the orchestra chairs has a central 
skylight thirty feet in diameter which is an exquisite 
mosaic of stained glass. The colors melt into the 
delicate shading of the walls and ceiling and by day 
the amphitheater is bathed in a mellow sunlight. 
By night thousands of electric lamps give out a suf- 
fused illumination, for they are hidden in the pro- 
scenium arch, and, except in the dome, where they 
stud the ceiling girders, they are concealed. The 
amphitheater rises majestically from stage to top- 
most gallery. Starting from the stage and extending 
to the balcony are two tiers of seats which break 
into five tiers, as the circle stretches away toward 
the back of the auditorium, which is 165 feet by 
113 feet including the stage. 

The stage is forty-six feet by eighty-three feet. 
It is provided with every modern appliance and 
will be known as one of the most perfectly equipped 
in the United States. Near the stage are three com- 
modious dressing rooms for the theatrical stars, 
and opening on a tiled tier above the stage are 
twenty-seven dressing rooms for the use of the less 
distinguished actors and actresses. There are also 
rooms for the use of chorus girls and supers in the 
opera companies. All these dressing rooms are 
supplied with hot and cold water and they will be 
charmingly furnished. 

One of the chief wonders of the Auditorium is the 
immense organ of 5,000 pipes and seventy-eight 
speeding stops. All the pipes are concealed behind 
the proscenium arch, a piece of beautiful cement 
lace-work through which the tones will be heard per- 
fectly. The swell blinds of the organ are worked by 
electric engines and the universal air-chest system 
gives a five, a ten and a fifteen inch pressure. The 



smallest pipe is smaller than a li | and has 

a diameter of three-sixteenths of an inch, and 

largest pipe is thirty-two fee) long with ;i diami 
of twenty inches. 

It is unnecessary to mention that the latest 
methods of ventilation will In- utilized in the \.udi 
torium. Warm air will he circulated through the 
whole building in winter and cool air will he sub- 
stituted in summer, In case of fire tin- fans ran be 
reversed so that the smoke can he drawn out of the 
Auditorium. But there is no danger from lire in 
this vast structure of reinforced concrete, in which 
there is nothing inflammable except a little wood- 
work. 

The decoration of the Auditorium is simple and 
dignified. The color scheme is restful and beautiful. 
Stucco work is used most effectively and with a 




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fine reserve. Two well-modeled figures, lithe and 
graceful, will ornament the proscenium boxes, and 
conventional designs are employed on balcony and 
galleries. In the dome around the skylight cream 
tints that deepen into sunlit yellows are used with 
a spider web of gilding. In the gallery the yellow 
tones become light sepia, which darkens into a rich 
mahogany in the balcony. Green predominates 
on the main floor. The orchestra chairs are uphol- 
stered in green plush that matches the curtain. 

All the floors give on wide corridors from which 
numerous exits open. On Olive street eighty-four 
feet of exits offer escape for the crowds that will 
gather in the immense amphitheater. 

The promenade foyer twenty-two feet wide and 
one hundred and ten feet long promises to be one 
of the most important adjuncts of the Auditorium. 
Here are rooms tor checking wraps, and seats will 
be provided here and there. Elaborately appointed 



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dressing rooms have been arranged for women and 
spacious smoking rooms for men. 

If it were not for the big auditorium, Berean Hall, 
the second large audience room, would be con- 
sidered worthy of wide exploitation. It seats noo 
persons and is an ideal assembly room. It is 
decorated in shades of olive green. 

Choral Hall, which is at the southeast corner of 
the building and easily reached from the larger 
auditorium, is an ideal music room with a capacity 
of 900 chairs. The stage is commodious and the 
acoustic properties of the hall are guaranteed to be 
perfect. Choral Hall is as cosy as a drawing room 
and with its provisions for every need, social and 
musical, it should be much in demand. The stage 
will be provided with scenery for amateur theatri- 
cals and there are four well appointed dressing 




Mrs. Robert J. Burdette. 

rooms. A buffet kitchen, equipped with all thai 
will be required for the serving of refreshments or 
the preparation of luncheons, offers peculiar at- 
tractions and suggests charming possibilities. The 
most painstaking care has been given to the decora- 
tion and furnishing of this unique hall, which is a 
miniature of the large auditorium. The velvet cur- 
tain is a golden brown in color with glints of the 
pale shade of yellow which is applied to the walls. 
In the color scheme there is a suggestion of green, 
without which no music room can be a success, 
if the esthetic teachers are to be believed. .Berean 
Hall and Choral Hall are at the left of the Audi- 
torium as one enters. They are on the second 
floor, their galleries opening on the third floor. 

The office building 60 feet by 165 feet embodies 
all the latest ideals for the convenience of profes- 
sional men and business men. Most of the offices 
have been rented, physicians, surgeons and dentists 



predominating among the lessees. In the dome 
architects and photographers have found ideal 
quarters. 

It is to be expected that the best possible provi- 
sions have been made for the church which has 
built itself such a magnificent home. Dr. Burdette 
will preach in the auditorium. The choir will oc- 
cupy the stage with him and all suggestion of the 
sectarian uses of the vast audience hall will be 
eliminated by the artistic arrangement of beautiful 
backgrounds and handsome draperies. Berean Hall 
will serve as the Sunday school room. There are 
also a primary department and a children's hall. 
Double parlors with kitchens and dining rooms have 
been provided for social purposes. There is a lib- 
rary that promises to be a place of much fascination 
for the young and old. The pastor's study is a 
light, airy and pleasant room. For the occupation 
of the large suite of rooms and for numerous privi- 
leges the church organization will pay the Auditor- 
ium company a generous rental. 

So far it has been demonstrated that the Rainbow 
Chaser's idea is quite safe as a business venture 
when it is managed by the present finance commit- 
tee with Mrs. Burdette as chairman. The stock 
has risen to 125, the bonds are paying good interest 
and there is plenty of money for the sinking fund. 
Although it was at first hoped that Baptists would 
control the stock, the enterprise assumed such large 
proportions that it became a public undertaking in 
which leading bankers and business men assumed 
responsibility. About thirty-three per cent of the 
stock is owned by Baptists, most of whom are mem- 
bers of Dr. Burdette's congregation. 

As a convention hall the Auditorium doubtless 
will attract many large national organizations. It 
is possible to seat 5,000 delegates by placing tiers of 
chairs on the stage and with Berean Hall and Choral 
Hall the entire seating capacity is 7,000. The num- 
erous apartments that are adapted for every possible 
need add much to the desirability of the Auditorium 
as a meeting place . 

The public will have its first view of the Auditor- 
ium Thursday evening, November 8, when Sparks 
M. Berry, the manager, will open it for the first 
performance of the Lambardi Grand Opera com- 
pany, a famous organization from Italy. There are 
103 persons in the company. The stars include 
Ester Adaberto, dramatic soprano ; Filipo D'Ottavi, 
dramatic tenor ; Matilde Campofiore, mezzo soprano ; 
Angelo Antolo, baritone, and the famous bassos, 
Orlinto Lombardi and Ugo Canetti. "Aida" has 
been chosen for this opening performance. The 
orchestra of fifty will be under the direction of 
Chevalier Fulgencio Guerriere, recently decorated 
by the King of Italy for his masterly rendition of 
Mascagni's "Iris" and Wagner's "Lohengrin." 

Nothing could better typify the spirit of progress 
than this Auditorium building, in which are repre- 
sented many of the vocations and avocations of men 
and women. Here political battles will be fought, 
here music will heal the hurts of life, here the drama 
will hold the mirror up to the busy world. Here, 
best of all, is the church vivified by the spirit of 
universal brotherhood. When the foundations of the 
stately structure were laid Dr. Burdette described 
his vision of the church as follows : 

"A mercantile building with a human soul — a soul 
throbbing with the divine love of man. A temple — 
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homes far out in the residence districts — but a 
temple that is at once a light house and a life-saving 
station. Calmly serene, stalely, not as a cliff that 

lifts itself above the fury of the breakers, but as 
the station elose to the troubled shore. Standing 

where the Strong tides and treacherous currents 
run — the tides of our intense commercial life, the 

ions of speculation, the cross currents of piti 
competition, the awful whirlpools of tempta- 
tions peculiar i>> life in the heart of a greal city, 
especially such a city as Los Angeles, with its heter- 
ogeneous, changing and growing population, a 
city of all nations, strong and good, or weak and 
vicious in the multitudes of young men which form 
such a great proportion of the downtown residents. 
A life-saving station it will be — not a church open 
twice or thrice a week — but a station with a crew, 
active, alert, vigilant all the time. Its doors open 
every day. A place of quiet amid the turmoil of the 
city life — an open cloister where one may come and 
sit and rest and pray, amid the silence and the 
shadows. It will be as the desert resting places 
Jesus loved and to which so often He led His dis- 
ciples. To the wearied, a resting place; to the 
troubled, a place of consolation ; to the tempted, a 
refuge; to the sinful, a door of salvation; to the 
Christian, a place of meditation ; to all men, a house 
of prayer. This by God's grace and with His help, 
we plan to make the Temple Baptist church." 

The officers of the Auditorium company are ; E. 
\V. Davies, president ; C. R. Harris, first vice presi- 
dent ; Mrs. Robert J. Burdette, second vice presi- 
dent ; Wiliam Nead. treasurer; Mattison B. Jones, 
secretary. 

The building committee is as follows: C. R. 
Harris. Mrs. Robert J. Burdette, Theodore B. Corn- 
stock. Richard Green, E. W. Davies. 

Members of the finance committee: Mrs. Robert 
J. Burdette, D. K. Edwards, Richard Green, E. E. 
Selph, E. C. Lyon, C. H. Barker, William Nead, J. 
H. Merriam, Lee A. McConnell. 

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Nineteen Hundred and Eight 

Now that adequate facilities for the accommoda- 
tion of great convention bodies are offered by Los 
Angeles in the superb Auditorium which will be 
thrown open to the public on the evening of Novem- 
ber 8, the Chamber of Commerce doubtless will lose 
no time in extending to the varied national and 
western district organizations of the country heart)' 
and pressing invitations to assemble in convention 
beneath the roof of one of the most commodious, 
convenient and artistic structures devoted to such 
purposes, and located in the most widely advertised 
city in the United States. 

About twenty months hence the two great politi- 
cal parties of America will convene somewhere for 
the purpose of nominating a candidate for Presi- 
dent of the United States. It certainly ought not 
to be considered presumptuous for Los Angeles 
to present her claims for recognition as a political 
convention center. The fact that Chicago, St. Louis, 
Philadelphia and other eastern and central western 
cities have occupied the center of the stage for 
several years should not deter us from making the 
effort. So varied are the attractions offered by Los 
Angeles and Southern California that thousands of 
delegates and visitors undoubtedly would welcome 
an opportunity to combine business and pleasure 



in a trip to a country which a large proportion ol 
them may never have visited. 

The name of California in itself In. Ids an almost 
irresistible force of attraction to the average Ameri- 
can. Let the idea of the [908 convention once take 
rn.it in the minds of a fair proportion ..i llu- pr..s 
pective delegates, through well-considered and well 

directed effort; and the battle will have been aus- 
l>H'i.>usIy begun. Even should the initial efforl fail. 
the net result of such a campaign cannot be less 
than a widespread knowledge that the fascinating 
and marvelous metropolis of the Southwest has ,111 
audience parlor and a guest chamber big enough, 
comfortable enough and attractive enough to suit 
the most exacting demands. 
* * * 
CASUAL OBSERVATIONS 

"Los Angeles to the Sea" is certainly a fetching 
slogan. Let the welkin ring with the cry! 

In reply to an anonymous inquiry the observer is 
willing to defy the rule relative to unsigned com- 
munications and state that the third district Lamb 
is not the lamb that is about to be led to the 
slaughter. 

Have you noticed, from some good vantage point, 
the changes which are taking place in the sky-line 
of the business section of Los Angeles? Probably 
110 other city in America, at any time in history, 
has traveled more rapidly or more freely on the 
road to metropolitanism, not only numerically b.ut 
from the standpoint of municipal attire. Sit down 
at your earliest leisure and write to your relatives 
and friends in the rigid and frigid East about it. 

Every householder who is perennially compelled 
to litter his own and his neighbors' yards with 
charred paper every time he builds a bonfire for the 
destruction of light refuse, or otherwise suffer the 
annoyance and expense of securing the services of 
somebody to remove it, will rejoice over the pros- 
pects of the establishment of a city dump. The 
threatened combination of the junk men for the 
purpose of raising prices to enable them to go into 
the real estate business on an extensive scale ought 
to expedite the municipal project. 

The automobile is a device of the greatest utility 
as well as a sonrce of unending joy as a means of 
diversion, and the proposed automobile show, 
should it be held, will interest not only the trade 
and devotees of the machine as a sport, but will 
attract the attention of thousands who have no 
more than a nodding acquaintance with the modern 
Pegasus. Los Angeles is a bull-blown "bubble" 
town, and when the plans for the show assume de- 
finite shape we may expect to see enthusiasm bubble 
over until it fairly submerges the town. 

"Whoso is heroic will always find crises to try his 
edge." One crisis approaches. Let us hope that 
there are heroes enough to insure the passing of 
the times that try men's souls. "Will they do it- 
dare they do it?" cried the populace in the City of 
Brotherly Love as it clustered about the old city 
hall on the fourth day of July, 1776. Will the tones 
of the counterpart of that same old bell, as it rings 
out the news of independence in thought and action, 
gladden the hearts of the Twentieth Century pat- 
riots of California and make November 6 a note' 
worth v date? 



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THE FRIDAY MORNING CLUB 



How tHe Organization of a Thousand "Women Worhs as an" Important Factor 

in tHe Progress of tHe City 



It was noticed when the Friday Morning Club 
assembled, October 5, after the long summer vaca- 
tion, that members who spoke of the much-needed 
new building betrayed something of the regret one 
feels when a home associated with happy days is 
to be abandoned. Of course, the new building will 
not become a reality this year, or perhaps, not for 
two years, but the fact that it is a subject of earnest 
planning causes the beautiful structure now oc- 
cupied to assume the character of a temporary abid- 
ing place. 

To the women who have enjoyed the distinction 
of having placed in Los Angeles a piece of archi- 
tecture that is the most perfect adaptation of the 
style of mission days, there must be a painful sense 



Naturally the outsider seeks for the causes of 
the club's unusual success. A little group of wo- 
men formally organized the Friday Morning Club, 
April 16, 1891, and the articles of incorporation 
were filed August 2, 1892. Mrs. Caroline M. Sever- 
ance, famous as the "mother of clubs," was the 
first president. This wonderful woman, to whom 
more than half a million club members in the United 
States are proud to acknowledge a debt of deepest 
gratitude, is still an inspiration and a help.: As 
president emeritus she presides at each season's 
opening of the club. Although the years that mark 
her bus}' life are now counted by four score and 
six, her indomitable spirit still retains the buoyancy 
and optimism of her youth, in which she was asso- 




Club House, 940 South Figueroa Street 



of loss whenever the necessary change is contem- 
plated, but, inasmuch as the club has outgrown its 
quarters, a statelier and a grander structure must 
be prepared for its occupation. 

Since the building on Figueroa street was com- 
pleted in 1899 the membership of the Friday Morn- 
ing Club has increased to 992. Despite the fact that 
dues have been raised, the waiting list always has 
been long - . When the club held its opening ses- 
sion this season it was announced from the platform 
that more than a hundred women had become mem- 
bers since the summer adjournment. The by-laws 
announce : "All women of Los Angeles and vicinity 
shall be eligible to membership." The increase 
in each year's enrollment gives an idea that there 
is a general desire to take advantage of this hospit- 
able provision. 



ciated with great thinkers and reformers who have 
long finished their part in the world's work. 

The fifteen years' history of the club has been a 
record of continual prosperity. Established on a 
firm foundation and built up on the broadest lines, 
it has been a convincing proof of the wisdom of 
placing few limitations upon an organization that is 
to bring together women of many tastes and numer- 
ous vocations. The object of the club is "the dis- 
cussion of topics of general interest." This object 
implies no obligation to study. It can be interpreted 
to mean anything that the programme committee 
may choose to present. Gradually there has come 
to be an unwritten law that those who speak each 
week must be persons whose personality or charac- 
ter, influence or work entitles them to a hearing be- 
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thought or special avenue of work. It is th< 
cepted belief that direct contact with tln.se who do 
■ ir think will give the best understanding of what 
is being accomplished in the realm of pro- 
Many persons illustrious in contemporary history 
have spoken from the platform of the charming 
audience room. Authors, actors, artists, travelers, 
inventors and craftsmen have brought to the club 
their best thoughts. From the sum of their rich 
experiences they have given generously; modestly 
they have revealed "the eternal substance of their 
greatness." Week after week members have wel- 
comed the bearers of famous names, not because 
there was any interest in lion hunting, hut because 
the thins eac fi celebrity stands for means .much to 
the age in which we live. 

It lias been said that nowhere in the country are 
to be found such responsive and appreciative au- 
diences as thr.se that assemble in the sunny audi- 
torium of the Friday Morning Club. The members 
have become trained listeners, quick, alert, keen of 
comprehension. 

Music often holds a place on the programmes, 
but always there is an underlying idea illustrated 
by the compositions. Xow and then there is a lec- 
ture recital which presents a special composer's 
work or deals with a group of master singers. Old 
English ballads and modern songs find places in the 
study of lyrical classics. In the domain of art, 
special stress is laid upon the relation of the beauti- 
ful and the useful. Interest centers in the handi- 
crafts, which mean so much to the evolution of our 
American homes and public buildings. 

Frequently it is asked what the Friday Morning 
Club has done. Because the organization repre- 
sents no special philanthrophy or other line of 
work, its mission is sometimes misunderstood. It 
is primarily a vitalizing force, which finds expres- 
sion in countless activities with which the club 
name is not directly associated. The germinal idea 
for many magnificent enterprises is found in the 
club. In Los Angeles many important organiza- 
tions have received their impetus from members 
of the club who are to be found in official positions 
or on executive boards. It will be remembered that 
the juvenile court owes much to the helpfulness 
of members of the Friday Morning Club. After 
the San Francisco earthquake and fire, the women. 
who meet to hear the last word concerning modern 
literature and art, worked for weeks with needle 
and thread. Moreover, they contributed $2,000 to 
the sufferers in the terrible disaster, sorted old 
clothes and housed many refugees. 

But the club members are not always concerned 
with serious subjects. Once a month, after the book 
committee's programme, 'there is a luncheon at 
which members enjoy protracted discussions of the 
reviews heard from the platform. These luncheons, 
which are most informal, bring together women 
of brilliant minds, for on the membership list of 
the club are names known in the world of art, liter- 
attire, music, medicine, law, education and philan- 
thropy. The president, whose wit and eloquence 
cause her to be acclaimed as a presiding officer of 
rare charm, is the author of two much read books, 
"Little Stories of Yesterdav" and "Little Comedies 
of Today." Mrs. J. D. Hooker's "Wayfarers in 
Ttaly" has been accepted as a classic and has been 
translated into several languages. Mrs. Margaret 
Colier Graham has to her credit many short stories 



which have won for her a first place among Ameri- 
can writers of fiction, ller latest book, which will 
be one of the holiday favorites, will contain a beauti- 
ful Christmas sermon written for the club. Miss 
Olive Percival is known far and wide since the 

publication of "Mexico City: An Idler's Notebook." 
She is also the author of short stories of extraor- 
dinary originality and power. Mrs. Anstruther 
Davidson's hook on botany is a work that has a 
lasting place in libraries. Madame Severance's 
reminiscences, which enhance her recently pub- 
lished autobiography, are of wide interest. Her 
friend and editor. Mrs. Ella Giles Ruddy, is the 
author of poetry and fiction. The list of writers 
would be a long one if it could be given without 
"missions Airs. Idah Meacham Strobridge has a 
place 011 it. near the top, for her "In Miners' Mirage 




Mrs E- K. Foster, President of The Friday Morning 
Club 

Land" is a book that embalms the mystery and 
charm of the desert. Mrs. Mary M. Bowman, 
one of the charter members, is a brilliant journalist, 
who has made a name by her contributions to the 
written history of California. 

At least one member of the club has won a na- 
tional reputation on the concert stage. Miss Neally 
Stevens, a pupil of Lizst and the recipient of the 
Highest honors from famous artists and composers, 
now and then contributes to a musical programme. 
Among the painters is one so modest that few 
know that she achieved greatness in Paris, where 
her canvases were accepted in the salons and praised 
by the critics, who meant to give her the highest 
recognition when they declared that her pictures 
had in them the power and poetry few men com- 



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mand. This painter, Mrs. M. E. Evans, is also a 
writer, whose essays prove that she has the head of 
a scholar and the heart of a woman. 

Several times each year members of the Friday 
Morning Club indulge in merrymaking. Each 
holiday season a musicale or a dance marks one day 




Interior of Clue House 

with a red letter. Sometimes the members appear 
in fancy dress, and it is remembered that on these 
occasions wonderful heirlooms in the shape of rare 
laces, rich brocade gowns of long ago and precious 
stones in antique settings have been displayed to 
best advantage. The minuet is danced with all the 
solemnity of bygone days, and one of the belles 
on these occasions is Mrs. Rebecca Spring, who was 
born in 1811. Plays in which members appear as 
stars and as supers enliven young and old. The 
last day of each season also is made memorable by 
a special entertainment, sometimes a garden party, 
at which farewells for the summer are said. 

In spirit, the Friday Morning Club more nearly 
approaches the independence that marks men's or- 
ganizations than any other association of women 
in Los Angeles. The one thousand members, rep- 




Haliayay in Club House 

resenting various positions in life, meet on a com- 
mon ground. The woman of wealth and the wage 
earner have identical interests for an hour or two. 
The club acquaintance involves no social obliga- 



tions. All lines dividing cliques more or less 
fashionable and professions of greater or less learn- 
ing are obliterated once a week. The feeling of 
good fellowship prevails. Under the magic spell 
of music or literature, cafes and vanities are for- 
gotten and all go forth refreshed by the contempla- 
tion of what represents the best and highest of life's 
achievements. 

This year the civic awakening that has taken 
place in various parts of the United States claims 
club interest. At the meeting yesterday Mrs. J. F. 
Sartori considered important local problems, Miss 
Elizabeth L. Kenney talked of "Neglected Ordi- 
nances" and Dr. Titian Coffey described "Slum 
Conditions in Los Angeles." Next week Mrs. W. A. 
Spalding will review "The City, the Hope of the 
Democracy," by Frederic C. Howe, and Mrs. Eliza 
Tupper Wilkes will give a synopsis of "Efficiency 
and Relief," by Edward T. Devine. 

The officers of the club are : Mrs. E. K. Foster, 
president; Mrs. Berthold Baruch and Mrs. John R. 
Haynes, vice presidents ; Mrs. E. R. Bradley, record- 
ing secretary ; Mrs. Ella H. Enderlein, correspond- 
ing secretary; Mrs. N. K. Potter, treasurer. Those 
on the board of directors are : Mrs. E. K. Foster, 
Mrs. George H. Wadleigh, Miss Mary L. Jones, 
Mrs. C. C. Wright, Mrs. N. K. Potter, Mrs. E. R. 
Bradley, Mrs. Berthold Baruch, Mrs. Ella H. En- 
derlein, Mrs. John R. Haynes, Mrs. Mary Porter 
Haines. The executive board and a standing com- 
mittee of ten constitute the building committee, of 
which Mrs. John R. Haynes is chairman. The 
standing committee includes : Mrs. F. C. Hubbell, 
Mrs. J. B. Lippincott, Mrs. W. C. Patterson, Mrs. 
A. M. Stephens, Mrs. Shelley Tolhurst, Mrs. H. P. 
Boynton, Mrs. W. F. Bosbyshell, Mrs. Samuel T. 
Clover, Mrs. W. L. Graves and Miss Marie Mullen. 
The building committee has issued its prospectus 
and is ready to receive loans at five per cent in- 
terest, the loans to be payable at the convenience of 
the club. 



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MUSIC AND THE THEATERS 

The Ebell Club opened its season i ictober 8 w i 1 1 
a memorable concert. Otie Chew, the young vio 
linist. assisted b) Peje Storck, was the performer. 
Miss Chew, who made her debut in Los Ang 
a few months ago, created quite a sensation with 
lu-r remarkable playing and demonstrated that she 
is young only in years. Her playing has routine 

and her bowing and her big tone, which she draws 

from her beautiful Stradivarius, show that she is 
old in her experience in concert work. She surel) 
lias a bigger tone than any other woman violinist 

now before the public. Miss Chew sometimes 
forces her tone, which produces an occasional 
harshness, marring its beauty. Such an artist as 
Otie Chew need not resort to such means to obtain 

results. 
The programme Miss Chew presented at the 

Ebell Club on that occasion was highly classical 
with a few exeptions, perhaps necessary conces- 
sions to the popular taste, which were vigorously 
applauded by the begloved women. 

The opening number. Cesar Franck's Sonata in 
A major for violin and piano, was the most worthy 
one, and was given in a finished style that would 
have electrified a musical audience. This was es- 
pecially true of the "Allegro" and "Allegretto poce 
mosso" where Peje Storck showed that Miss Chew 
had the support of a true artist, whose velvet touch 
perfectly supplemented her work. The Concerto in 
(i minor, by Max Bruch, for violin, did again its 
duty, giving the artist a chance to show her ability 
and was played with all the beauty it deserved, with 
perfect technique and beautiful tone. With a great 
deal of temperament Sinding's Romance was given, 
and the Berceuse by Gabriel Faure charmed the 
audience. 

Peje Storck. whose solo work is so favorably 
known in Los Angeles, showed himself an accom- 
panist of unusual skill. To play accompaniments 
in such perfection is a great art. 

The Ebell Club deserves great credit for the high 
standard it has set by this, its first concert of the 
season. Unfortunately the concerts of the clubs 
are, with very few exceptions, decidedly mediocre. 



Miss Louise Nixon Hill will give a recital of old 
English, Scotch and Irish ballads in Gamut Club 
Auditorium, Thursday evening, November I. Miss 
Hill will appear in costume and those who know 
her concert work need not be assured that she will 
give to her song a beauty of presentation and a 
delicacy of sentiment rare indeed. Miss Hill has 
a voice of exquisite sweetness and beautiful quality. 
She has a fine technique and a personality of ex- 
traordinary charm. The revival of ballad singing 
has met with great success in the east and this 
young artist has enjoyed the distinction of intro- 
ducing the costume concerts to the California pub- 
lic. The programme that she will offer has not 
been heard in Los Angeles. 

Miss Hill is a social favorite who finds time for 
much serious work along musical lines. Her re- 
cital will be a fashionable event as well as a note- 
worthy feature of the concert season. 

The patronesses are: Mesdames Hancock Plan- 
ning. William Bayly, |. D. Bethune, F. W. Braun, 
Richard Bundren, Robert J. Burdette, Josephine 
Butler, [oseph A. Call. C. C. Carpenter. George A 



The Auditorium 



SPARKS M BERRY 



GRAND OPENING 

Season of GRAND OPERA 

Commencing 

THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8th. 



Lambardi Grand Opera Company 

e a e 

of 103, including the Greatest Artists in the Realm 

of Grand Opera of the Italian Stage 

12 Magnificent Opera Productions 

Three Operas Each Week 

Season tickets for the entire season of twelve operas on sale 
Wednesday, 9 a. m„ Auditorium Box Office. Phone 2366. 

Prices Season Tickets— $9, $12. $15. $18, $21. Single seat 
sale announced later. 

SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MAIL ORDERS 



Caswell, E. P. Clark, J. Ross Clark, J. Evans Cowles, 
A. L. Danskin, Jeanne W. Dennen, Stephen \\ . 
Dorsey, Charles R. Drake, Edwin T. Earl, C. N 
Flint, J. T. Fitzgerald, Frank P. Flint, W. M. Gar- 
land, R. H. Herron, W. L. Graves, A. J. Howard, 
Godfrey Holterhofif, Sumner P. Hunt, P. G. Hubert, 
Jack Jevne, F. O. Johnson, Melville M. Johnston, 
( ). T. Johnson, Mary Holland Kinkaid, W. T. Lewis, 
Ida B. Lindley, Walter Lindley, A. L. Macleish, 
Hugh Macneil, J. J. Melius, Cosmo Morgan, George 
Parkyns, John H. F. Peck, Alice K. Parsons, Ferd 
K. Rule, Willoughby Rodman, Edgar L. Swaine, 
John L. Stearns, C. N. Sterry, Albert M. Stephens, 
Mark Sibley Severance, Cameron E. Thorn, W. D. 
Turner, C. D. Viele, J. V. Vicars, Arthur G. Wells, 
Qlin Wellborn, W. Le Moyne Wills and J. Fisher 
Williams. 

Emilio De Gorgoza. the baritone singer, will be 
the first attraction in the philharmonic course which 
is under the management of Mr. L. E. Behymer, 
De Gorgo.za will appear at Simpson Auditorium 
next Tuesday evening, October 23, and all who 
heard him when he made the tour last season with 
the Emma Eames concert company doubtless will 
not miss the opportunity to enjoy the following 
programme : 

Caro mio ben L. Fiordani 

Adieu chcre Louise . . . A. Monsigny 

The Pretty Creature J. Storace 

The Vikings Daughter . . A. Goring-Thoinas 

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes . Old English 

Mother O'Mine ..... F. Tours 

The Lark Now Leaves it's Wat'ry Nest Horatio Parker 
Prologue from "Pagliacci" . . R. Leoncavallo 

Lenz ...... Eugene Hildach 

Es Blinkt der Thau . Rubinstein 

Cacilie ...... Richard Strauss 

Le Gardeuur de Ghevres . . . R. Lenormand 

Malgre Moi G. Pfeiffer 

Le Marriage des Roses . Cesar Franck 

Le Plongeur Ch. Widor 

La Partida .... . F. M. Alvarez 

El Celoso F. M. Alvarez 

"Largo al Factotum" Rossini 

De Gorgoza has a voice of big compass and good 



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quality. He has dramatic fire and in opera has 
won success. Four years ago he created the part 
of Satan in "Paradise Lost" in the Boston produc- 
tion. He has been a member of Madame Sem- 
brich's opera company and has appeared at many 
musical festivals. 

The first concert of the Gamut Club has been 
postponed until November 14. One hundred pro- 
fessional musicians of Los Angeles will take part 
in the programme. The concert will be a brilliant 
social event to which invitations will be issued. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harrv Clifford Lott announce that 
the first of this season's Lott-Rogers chamber con- 
certs will take place on Thursday evening, No- 
vember 22. There will be four concerts, three by 
the Krauss quartette and one by Mr. Lott, who will 
give a song recital. The members of the quartette 
are : Arnold Krauss, first violin ; Julius Bierlich, 
second violin ; F. R. Wismer, viola ; Ludwig Opid, 
violoncello. 



"Shore Acres," admirably produced this week 
at the Belasco Theater, reminded the public that 
fashions in plays change quite as much as modes in 
clothes. Ten or fifteen years ago the pastoral 
drama had a vogue that was astonishing to the 
superficial student of theatrical affairs, but the re- 
vival of James A. Heme's "down east" comedy 
proves that there is always a ready response to an 
appeal that touches the simplest chords of normal 
emotion. Notwithstanding the long reign of prob- 
lem plays of various degrees of unpleasantness, the 
public taste is wholesome. Night after night the 
■ Belasco Theater has been crowded and the large 
audiences expressed enthusiastic approval of the 
splendid performances. Mr. George W. Barnum 
as Nathaniel Berry, created another role that is like 
a portrait from the brush of a master. This true 
artist, who adheres to the best traditions of the 
stage, possesses the magic that belongs to the few. 
He has the magnetism, the technique and the fine 
intellect that place his work on the plane occupied 
by dramatic geniuses. Mr. Barnum was well sup- 
ported by the company, which does credit to his 
talent as a stage director. Miss Amelia Gardner 
as Helen Berry and Mr. Lewis Stone as Sam War- 
ren had little to do, but they made their delineations 
vital in feeling and clear in outline. Mr. William 
Yerance made the most of the thankless part of 
Martin Berry. Indeed all the members of the com- 
pany, including the children, Bebe Daniels, Mamie 
Charlston and Frankie Frayne, were distinguished 
by a naturalness and freedom from exaggeration 
that made the play performance altogether satis- 
factory. The stage settings, in which there was 
the most minute attention to detail, were a triumph. 
Life on a sea coast farm in Maine was made so real 
that all who smiled with the old fashioned folk felt 
they had found new friends, most refreshing to 
meet in a land where life represents all that it new- 
est and most progressive in the busy world. Next 
week "Mistress Nell," in which Henrietta Crosman 
achieved success, will be put on with elaborate 
scenery. This, which deals with scenes in the life 
of Nell Gwynne of Old Drury, is a romantic drama 
of extraordinary charm. It will give Miss Gardner 
an opportunity worthy of her talents. 

Beginning Monday the character comedy of 
"Checkers" wil be seen at the Mason Opera House 



during a week's engagement, including a Saturday 
matinee. This play, which has run through three 
seasons in the east, retains its popularity this year. 
The original company with a new leading woman, 
will come to Los Angeles. Miss Isabelle Parker, 
the niece of Frank Daniels, will play the principal 
part in the drama which embodies a tale of love 
and luck. The Mason Opera House has been newly 
decorated. It will reopen with a play that promises 
to draw large audiences. 

After a fortnight's run of "Sherlock Holmes" 
Oliver Morosco will put on "Lady Windermere's 
Fan" at the Burbank Theater next week, with Mary- 
Van Buren in the leading part. 

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£S6e Lure of Cue and Ball 

It is stated that there are 128 pool and billiard 
halls operating in this city at the present time, and 
that the combined monthly license fees collected 
from their proprietors aggregate a trifle under $1600. 
How many may be operating in back rooms without 
licenses is not known. A billiard hall or a pool 
hall in itself is not altogether an evil, but when 
places of amusement of this class are scattered 
promiscuously and freely throughout the city with 
little or no restraint on the part of the municipal 
authorities excepting that effected by the inconse- 
quential license fee, the results are sure to be perni- 
cious in time. The influence of pool halls upon the 
young cannot fail to be vicious. As a facile avenue 
to degradation they are probably secondary to the 
saloons only. If every pool hall proprietor were 
compelled to place at the entrance to his place of 
business a sign reading "No Minors Allowed," and 
drastic measures were adopted by the police de- 
partment -toward the enforcement of the rule in all 
instances, the evils attending the traffic would be 
greatly lessened. The police commission has been 
made cognizant of the fact that such laws on the 
subject as we have are being violated. The chief 
of the police department himself is said to be author- 
ity for the opinion that these institutions are the 
worst fagins in the- city. What further incentive 
to action do the members of the police board re- 
quire? Will they wait until the evil knocks at 
their own doors? 




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Divide the Blame 

Roughly estimated, one person out of every four 
thousand residing in Los Angeles or vicinity was 

killed or fatally injured and one out of everj seven 

hundred more or less seriously injured by electric 

during the year ended September i. This, i; 

is believe. 1. is the highest percentage of death and 
injury resulting from street car accidents in any city 
in the United States during any period. ( >f the 

number of deaths, it is a fact worthy of the mosl 
serious and immediate consideration that thirty- 
eight, or one-half, were of pedestrians who were 
struck by cars. But two deaths resulted in the 
eases of passengers who were alighting from cars. 
and but four in the cases of passengers who were 
boarding cars. 

The committee appointed by the Chamber of 
Commerce, the Merchants' and Manufacturers" As- 
sociation and the Municipal League to investigate 
the causes of these accidents and to suggest remedial 
proceedings has expressed the conviction that the 
chief cause lies in the high rate of speed at which 
cars are operated as a rule. This finding is in con- 
sonance with public opinion on the subject. The 
fact is too notorious to admit of denial. 

While many of these deaths doubtless resulted 
from the negligence of employes, it is likewise un- 
doubtedly true that carelessness on the part of the 
victim was in no small measure the cause. As to 
the first proposition, while a motorman is to be 
condemned and should be severely punished for 
willful negligence, when such negligence on his 
part may be established, he should not be the chief 
object of censure when he is maintaining a high 
rate of speed for the car under his control in obed- 
ience to explicit orders issued by his employers. 
In regard to the second proposition, there is no 
v-oubt that hundreds if not thousands of pedestrians 
take their lives in their hands needlessly every day 
by foolishly attempting to beat a swiftly moving 
trolley car at the game in which it has become .a 
well-known expert. While it is true that the pedes- 
trian has prior rights on street crossings, by the 
"rule of the road," it is also true that the trolley 
car has some rights, as the franchise conferred upon 
its owners shows. While the owners and operators 
of the cars are fit subjects for a most rigid and 
searching investigation, the spirit back of the 
"square deal" dictates that the foolhardiness of peo- 
ple "in a hurry" should likewise be taken into con- 
sideration. 

The highest rate of speed consistent with the 
safety of the individual is a thing that the people 
demand from the street railway companies. But if 
it be shown that death or injury to a pedestrian or 
passenger has been the result of the violation of any 
law governing the operation of the electric car sys- 
tems, the corporate power authorizing an employe 
to regard such law as a zero should be brought to 
book, as well as the petty employe who is taught 
to look upon a rule of his company as superior to 
the ordinances of the people. 
* * * 

A. Barrier Against the Juggernaut 

The action of the city council in directing the city 
attorney to prepare an ordinance "tending to in- 
crease public safety in the handling of electricity 
and in the handling of street cars," following im- 



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mediately upon the heels of one of the most harrow- 
ing accidents which have befallen patrons of the 
electric lines for many months, comes in response to 
an overwhelming public demand. This is a tremen- 
dously serious question, and when any feature of it 
is treated in a puerile manner by any representative 
of the authorities in which any degree of the re- 
sponsibility may be vested — for instance, by one 
who is credibly reported to have threatened the 
people of Los Angeles with an application of the 
treatment applied in the case of the inhabitants of 
Long Beach a few weeks ago, when cars were 
driven through that town at snail's pace — it is time 
that such intolerable insolence should be severely 
rebuked. 

Just what procedure Mr. Matthews will suggest 
in the ordinance he is to draft it is impossible to 
forecast. But surely there may be devised some 
practical means of insuring to the traveling public 
a reasonable degree of safety. It appears that the 
solution of the vexing problem cannot be left with 
the men responsible for the operation of the roads. 
If they ridicule just and reasonable demands for 
better protection to life and limb in terms which 
frequently are insufferably impertinent, what confi- 
dence can be reposed in any promises regarding the 
erection of safeguards that actually guard? 

It is all simply a case in which history repeats it- 
self. A corporation is formed for the purpose of 
constructing a system of surface railways. In order 
to secure a franchise permitting the occupancy and 
use of the public's streets, a multitude of promises 
are made — promises of frequent service, of clean 
and comfortable cars, of care of those portions of 
the streets occupied, of compliance with the munici- 
pal regulations prescribed, of adequate protection 
to life, etc., etc., ad infinitum. The franchise is 
granted, the system is installed, and gradually, in- 
sidiously, but just as surely as the operation of the 
laws of nature, the promises are neglected, forgot- 
ten, the promisee spurned. When a reminder is 
offered — "Well, what are you going to do about it?" 
The words are not spoken, perhaps, but the insolent 
query is stamped in plain type on the face of the 
body corporate. 

Well, what is Los Angeles going to do about it? 

In spite of the defiant attitude of some of the 
factors in control of the details of the operation of 
the roads, there are indications that the people have 
shaken off their somnolence and are prepared for 
action — unless there should be too great a delay 
in the preparation of plans for defense and a relapse 
to a lethargic condition should ensue. But a little 
delay may be a good thing. It will be well to go 
at the matter temperately, remembering that, 
though our patience has been sorely tried, the street 
railways have some rights which must be respected. 

* * * 

An American HLimberly 

The diamond-field story has been circulated so 
many times in America that mineralogists and pros- 
pectors have become skeptical regarding the pres- 
ence in this country of the precious gem in com- 
mercial size. The statements made by J. Arthur 
Harding, however, may reakawen scientific interest 
in the subject. Mr. Harding, who is reputed to be a 
mining engineer of long experience in the diamond 



fields of South Africa, is authority for the state- 
ment that Riverside and San Diego counties fur- 
nish geological formations similar to those to be 
found in some sections of the African district, and 
he expresses the conviction that thorough pros- 
pecting in these regions will uncover gems of high 
quality. We may at least indulge the hope that 
Mr. Harding's prognostications will "come true." 
Southern California does not exactly need diamond 
fields to make it the most wonderful region on 
earth, but a sprinkling of them here and there on 
the map may attract representatives of a certain 
class who have not yet responded to the lure of the 
modern Eden. 

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To "Writers of Fiction 

The editors of the Pacific Outlook want some 
bright, wholesome fiction, the scenes of which are 
laid in Southern California or the Southwest. 

Among the many thousands who will read the 
inaugural number of this paper there are hundreds 
who have written stories. A few of these are authors 
of international reputation. Still a larger number 
have more than a local reputation, though they may 
not yet have attained that stage of fame toward 
which their ambitions are leading them. The great 
majority, however, are yet practically unknown to 
the world of literature. 

In the prize story competition to which attention 
is called on the advertising pages of this issue, the 
last-mentioned class of writers will stand, in the 
eyes of the judges, on an equality with the most 
successful authors of the day. The only thing that 
will be considered by those who sit in judgment 
is merit. None of the critics will know the name 
of the writer of any story submitted. The names 
of all competitors will remain in sealed envelopes 
until judgment has been passed. The prizes will 
be awarded to the stories — not to the writers — and 
will be paid to the persons whose names are found 
in the sealed envelopes bearing the same numbers 
as the successful manuscripts. 

Southern California and the entire Southwest 
teem with story plots — and with ambitious young 
writers. While the prizes offered are not fortunes, 
it is to be hoped that they will tempt some of the 
yet unknown writers to strive to reach the first step 
upward toward a place among- the known. 



U. V. WITHEE 



E. E. ADAMS 




PHONES 

505-506 Delta Building 



Los Angeles, Cal. 



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We wish to extend our sincere thanks to 
our advertising patrons for their generous sup- 
port of the initial issue of The Pacific Outlook* 

We want you to know that The Pacific 
Outlook is a permanent institution, and it offers 
its services as the "Silent Salesman" to busi- 
ness men who have legitimate commodities to 
selL 

In weighing the value of a publication as 
an advertising medium — consider quality of 
equal value to quantity. 

The Pacific Outlook will reach not less 
than 20,000 readers each issue for the balance 
of 1906, and if you will carefully examine its 
tone and the general high character of its con- 
tents, you will not fail to recognize the pur- 
chasing power of its readers. 

The advertising pages of The Pacific 
Outlook will be kept clean—no advertisements 
of a questionable character will be accepted—and 
their mission will be to sell goods— to produce 
actual results. 

We want strong, forceful copy— result- 
producing copy— and special care will be given 
the set-ups that will produce the best results. 

Our salesman is well dressed! It's a 
welcome visitor in the home! It's read by the 
the whole family! It leaves a wholesome im- 
pression! It will sell your goods! 

HOWARD CLARK GALLOUPE 

....Manager.... 

420-422-423 Chamber of Commerce Phone A 7926 



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LUCftY JOHNNIE'S THREE PRIZES 



j\ District Blessed witH 

Gold, Abater and a 

Railroad 



By Edwin W. R. Lawrence 

Upon the maps which you and 
I studied when at school, there 
lay a broad and bare expanse in 
Southern Nevada and California, 
crossed only by the long straight 
line which marks the boundary 
between these states, from Lake 
Tahoe to the Colorado River. 
This, we learned, was the great 
"desert." 

The maps which men shall 
make hereafter will show a trail 
of gold camps reaching down 
from Tonopah to Goldfield, to 
Bullfrog, and to Johnnie, follow- 
ing the western and southwestern 
boundary lines of Nye County and 
paralleling the California state line ' 

The "desert" is a treasure-chest, and hardy pio- 
neers prospecting for the precious metals have 
picked its lock and lifted its lid. 

Since the opening of the Mizpah ledge at Tono- 
pah in igoi, lucky discoveries of gold have followed 
each other in rapid succession, as miners have pen- 
etrated the desert valleys and scratched the surface 
of the rugged rocky hills of the Sagebrush State, 
until now it has become a settled fact and universal 
conclusion that the mineralized zone of Nevada is 
of incredible extent, incalculable value, and that 
the most marvelous finds have been reserved until 
the last. 

Beneath the barren, dusty crust of the desert men 
have also found — what next to gold is most rare and 
precious — water, which gushes forth from 
mountain springs, in great abundance. 

The desert shall blossom like the rose, and the 
towns of the desert become cities of prosperity and 
permanency, when they have three things — Gold, 
Water, and Railroads. The Johnnie district has 
them all : 

A mine with a million of ore blocked out ; 

Springs supplying everlasting pure cold water; 

The Las Vegas & Tonopah branch of the Salt 
Lake road. 

The Johnnie Consolidated Mine has been opened 
to the 700-foot level. When only down to the 300- 
foot level they had blocked out 8,000 tons of ore 
yielding $15 a ton in gold. At the 400 and 600-foo.t 
levels the drifts have penetrated large chutes of still 
higher grade of ore. A new milling plant soon will 
be converting the ores into gold bullion, right on the 
ground. The supply of gold already in sight and 
reach will keep the mill running for years. Nor is 
this mine the only one. 

On one side of the Johnnie Consolidated, in the 
crescent ore belt of which it is the center, sets the 
Globe Johnnie, another jewel of a mine, which has 
struck ore running hundreds to the ton. Other 
gems in this crescent are the Battery, the Belmont, 




many 



the Pittsburg, the Bullfrog Johnnie, and the Nevada 
Johnnie mines. 

A silver-lead-gold belt in which are located the 
Leadville Johnnie and the New York Johnnie mines, 
lies two miles to the north and west. Four miles 
south lies the rich copper and gold belt which now 
magnetizes attention, and has attracted a rush of 
prospectors, since a party of prospectors came into 
Johnnie bearing news of a sensational strike and 
showing samples of ore running from 20 to 25 per 
cent in copper, with gold values of $4 to $10 a ton, 
and carrying some silver besides. Over a hundred 
locations have already been made in this new dis- 
trict, and the rush thither is still on. 

As the center of activity in mining is the Johnnie 
Consolidated, so the center of activity in real estate 
is at the Townsite of Johnnie, which is bound to 
be the base of supplies for this entire district of 36 
miles square, ana for such other gold and copper 
districts as now exist or may hereafter be discovered 
in this region on either side of the California state 
line. 

Experienced operators and calculating capitalists 
have already been attracted to the Johnnie district 
in great numbers. Every day finds scores of pros- 
pectors arriving at Johnnie, and its population is 
increasing at an amazing percentage of growth. 
Already a bank has been projected, and the building 
is being erected at the corner of two of the prin- 
cipal streets in Johnnie. Stores and office buildings 
are in urgent demand, and it will not be long before 
town lots which now can be bought at original 
townsite prices of from $100 up, on easy terms, will 
be bringing five times those prices. 

Many Los Angeles, Tonopah, Goldfield and 
Eastern investors are interested in the development 
of Johnnie's mines and in the up-building of the 
town of Johnnie. All agree that the natural ad- 
vantages of Johnnie are extraordinary, and that it 
is surely destined to become one of the most im- 
portant mining cities of Nevada. 



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UNDER THE SKYLIGHTS 

Five exhibitions by leading painters of Southern 
California have been given within the last fortnight 

and all prove how .much inspiration desert and 
mountain, ocean and arroyo. may offer to the man 
or woman who seeks to interpret nature. Within 
the last six months the colony of local artists has 
.n in size and importance. San Francisco has 
sent several workers of prominence and the east 
ontributed men of note. 

Foremost among the newcomers is Alexander 
Stirling Caldcr. the famous sculptor, whom John 
E. Trask, secretary of the Pennsylvania Academy 
of Fine Arts, has called "one of the most illustrious 
of our younger American artists." Mr. Calder, who 
is the most modest of men. this week display I '1 
at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design, 
where he has classes in modeling, a number of 
photographs of his work. These photographs proved 
how industrious and how uniformly successful the 
sculptor has been since he returned from Paris 
where he studied with Chapu and Falguiere. Among 
his best known works are: the "Narcissus" at the 
Franklin Inn; the "Celtic Cross" in the permanent 
art exhibit of St. Louis; the bronze statue of the 
"Man Cub" in the Pennsylvania Academy; the 
famous sundial in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia ; 
the wall panel in memory of Rudolph Pfenning in 
the Academy of Music, Philadelphia; the colossal 
figure of Dr. Marcus Whitman, the hero of Oregon ; 
and the fountain, the gift of the class of '92 to the 
University of Pennsylvania. All the work of this 
man of distinct genius is marked by the strong 
simplicity that lifts it far above the plane occupied 
by most modern sculptors. Poetry and dignity of 
conception are shown in all the statues, which are 
modeled by a master hand. Mr. Calder has fitted 
up a spacious studio and later in' the year will 
exhibit models of his principal pieces of work. 

The exhibition of pictures by Mr. and Mrs. 
Elmer Wachtel was one of the events of the week. 
The two studios in the new home on the hill near 
Marmion way — 315 West Avenue Forty-three — 
were thrown open to the public for three days. 
Many visitors from Pasadena as well as from Los 
Angeles went to look at what proved to be a re- 
markable collection of pictures. Mr. Wachtel dis- 
played a number of convases that will add much to 
a reputation now most enviable. No one in Cali- 
fornia paints with a greater power than this man, 
whose technique, handling of color and draughts- 
manship put him in a foremost place. Among his 
pictures of 1906 are "Spring," which has in it the 
spirit of the southern April or May when the tender 
green of hill and valley stretches beneath the blue 
of a dazzling sky, "Winter" is a scene in which 
recent rain is suggested in the stretch of hillside, 
while the light is breaking above the distant moun- 
tains. "A December Afternoon" and "San Fernando 
Valley" are two other pictures that will claim dis- 
tinction wherever they are hung. In contrast to 
Mr. Wachtel's paintings in oil are those of Mrs. 
Wachtel — Marion Kavanagh Wachtel — who is 
doing work in water color, that can be compared 
with that of Mr. Wachtel, and. surely, higher praise 
could not be offered any woman. One or two of 
the water colors are far above any of the artist's 
previous work and all are of special worth. Among 
the pictures of note arc "Drifting Fog," "At Sunset. ' 



Prize Story Contest 



•JThe Pacific Outlook wants a stirring Christ- 
mas Story — the scene laid in Southern Califor- 
nia and California life depicted. 
<|To the author of the best story of this character 
submitted to the editor a cash prize of Fifty 
Dollars in Gold will be awarded. 
<JTo the author of the best general story, the 
scenes of which are laid in the Southwest, a cash 
prize of Twenty-Five Dollars in Gold will be 
awarded. 

^[Neither story must contain less than 3500 nor 
more than 6000 words. 

^[Manuscripts must be typewritten on one side 
of the paper only, and sent to the editor, mark- 
ed "Prize Story Contest." 

•JA11 manuscripts entered for the Christmas 
story prize must be in this office before noon of 
December 1, 1906. The manuscripts for the 
general story must be sent to us before noon 
of January 5, 1907. 

CJEach manuscript must be accompanied by the 
full name and address of the writer inclosed in 
a sealed envelope. If it be desired that manu- 
scripts be returned to the writers, postage for 
that purpose must be inclosed. 

CJThe reputation of the writers will not be con- 
sidered in making the awards. In no case will 
the name of the author be known to the judges 
who are to pass upon the merits of the story. 
tIThree or more judges (who are in no way 
identified with The Pacific Outlook) will pass 
upon the manuscripts and indicate which shall 
receive the prize. 

C[The contest is open to all, the only require- 
ment being that every contestant must be a re- 
gular yearly subscriber to the paper, or must 
send his or her year's subscription, with pay- 
ment in advance, when the manuscript is sub- 
mitted. 

CJThe editors can not undertake to enter into 
correspondence with prospective contestants 
regarding the competition. 
•JRead the editorial announcement. 

THE PACIFIC OUTLOOK CO. 
420-22-23 Chamber of Commerce 

Los Angeles, Cal. 



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"Wasatch Mountains at Sunset" and "Morning, Salt. 
Lake Valley." 

Norman St. Clair has on exhibition, in "The 
Little Corner of Local Art" in Mrs. Hah Meacham 
Strobridge's bungalow, 231 East Avenue Forty-one, 
thirty water colors that make good the promise of 
the artist's earlier work. For fifteen years, Mr. St. 
Clair has been sketching mountains, desert and 
sea, here in Southern California, and each year he 
has shown greater freedom in the treatment of 
subjects always happily chosen. "The Little Corner 
of Local Art," which is really a charmingly ap- 
pointed gallery, presents the artist's best work. 
Always the critic feels that Mr. St. Clair is honest 
and painstaking. He is a draughtsman sure in 
every line and he is a colorist, who knows how tc 
paint all the varying hues of sky and field in this 
country of vivid tints and brilliant sunlight. He 
has put into frames many of the pictures that mee: 
his eye from his own doorstep. He shows what he 
has seen in "Autumn in the Arroyo Seco," he has 
painted "Arroyo Pastures" and he has taken other 
delightful bits of landscape from the sandy stretches 
of the dry bed of the stream that each springtime 
flows between green banks. All these studies arc 
fine in feeling and faithful in tone values. The trees 
are revelations to the person who has failed to 
notice how eccentric in outline trunk and branch 
become in this climate of long drouths and heavy 
rains. "December," a road that wavers between 
grasses and underbrush, is one of the pictures that 
will be remembered. Laguna has given inspiration 
to many marines. "Sun Gleams" reveals a stretch 
of rocks and sea, the light being well handled. "The 
Charmed Shore" is one of the best of the marines. 
The blue sea is quiet and the rocks, forbidding and 
big, are splendidly painted. The artist is most 
successful in the still water effects, water in motion 
offering more difficulties to the man who never 
does anything less than his best. "The Blazoned 
Cliffs" shows how well Mr. St. Clair has learned 
to catch the sunlight of southern California. The 
sea lapping a strip of beach is gray green and the 
afternoon shadows are wonderfully luminous. 
Looking over the four walls of the "Little Corner" 
the critic discovers so much to praise that it is 
unfair to search for anything with which to find 
fault. This first exhibition by the painter, who has 
been long known by one or two pictures modestly 
hung in the big loan collections, justifies the pre- 
dictions of excellence made in earlier seasons. There 
is one picture of special interest because it is to be 
the property of the Friday Morning Club. "Breath 
o' the Sea," a strong study of sand dunes in which 
green mosses have taken root, is distinctly Cali- 
fornian. The sea breeze is felt as it blows landward 
from the Pacific ocean. Mrs. O. H. Burbridge, Mr. 
and Mrs. W. J. Scholl, Miss Evelyn Hamburger, 
Mrs. Strobridge and two other art lovers are the 
purchasers of this beautiful water color. Mr. St. 
Clair's exhibition will continue until November 28. 

In Blanchard Art gallery hang more than sixty 
paintings in oil and water colors from the brush 
of Martin J. Jackson, who has been a resident of 
Los Angeles less than two years. Mr. Jackson 
exhibits a number of canvases tha.t represent his 
work while a student abroad, but most of his pic- 
tures belong to California. The artist shows an 
astonishing versatility in choice and treatment of 
subjects. Now and then he presents a daring com- 



position that necessarily challenges criticism. "The 
Cliff — Santa Monica," with its one windblown tree 
outlined against the sky as it stands on the rock)' 
height, is an example of this inclination to experi- 
ment with effects. This comment does not neces- 
sarily convey any severe criticism, for Mr. Jackson's 
pictures prove that he has talent. The most ambi- 
tious canvas, "Morning, near Antwerp," is a beauti- 
ful piece of work in which the shore with the drying 
seines of the fisher folk is seen in a grey mist. 
"Quiescent Nature — New York" is another picture 
painted in the low color key in which Mr. Jackson 
produces fine results. "A Peasant's Home — Near 
Brussels," "The Stillness of Night" and "A Flurry 
of Snow — New York" are pictures that arrest at- 
tention and awaken admiration. Moonlight and 
the night evidently hold the painter in thrall, for 
evening is seen in a number of the pictures. The 
night has many voices for the artist who paints 
vivid blue and soft gray moonlights. "Dusk — Isle 
of Wight," "Bleak December — New York" and "The 
End of Winter" are pictures that will find many 
admirers. In sharp contrast to his more somber 
canvases — but it is not fair to call any of the pictures 
somber — are the Colorado landscapes. Mr. Jackson 
has had the courage to reproduce the sunsets of 
almost garish brilliancy. Mountains and clouds 
dyed in the red and purple that seem too strong in 
tone to be true, even though they are faithfully re- 
produced, are seen among the canvases. 

Mr. Jackson's water colors are not so good as his 
paintings in oil, but he adheres to a simplicity of 
treatment that in some instances produces exquisite 
effects. He obtains atmosphere and he succeeds in 
splendid color schemes. One or two of his Cali- 
fornia studies betray unfamiliarity with his milieu, 
but other sketches announce the fact that he has 
triumphed over the difficulties that beset the new- 
comer. Several of Mr. Jackson's pictures have been 
exhibited in foreign galleries. 

William Swift Daniell's exhibition of water colors 
in the Steckel gallery closed last Sunday after a 
fortnight that brought substantial encouragement 
to the artist. Fifteen pictures were sold. Mr. Dan- 
iell hung forty landscapes and marines that repre- 
sent his year's work. While the pictures vary 
greatly in value all reveal sincerity of purpose and 
a quick sympathy with nature. Mr. Daniell is a 
colorist who accomplishes fine effects with the me- 
dium that offers many difficulties to the man who 
would interpret the scenes familiar to California. 
He is especially happy in producing sunlight effects. 
"The Ever Sounding Sea," the largest picture 
shown, is one of the best of the water colors. A 
stretch of shore near Long Beach is painted with 
a charming tenderness of tone and delicacy of treat- 
ment. The rosy flush of the clouds at evening is 
reflected in the still water of the shore. "Over the 
Hills and Far Away" is one of the strongest pieces 
of work displayed in the exhibition. The purple 
shadows of unseen trees stretch across a roadway 
that wanders off into the distance. "August" is a 
true study of this country of little rain. The red 
browns of burnt grasses compose the foreground 
and in the distance is a house shaded by trees. The 
low hill dull in color is seen in the haze of a warm 
summer day. Among the other noteworthy pic- 
tures are: "The Beach — San Pedro," which is 
treated with a conventionalism strongly reminiscent 
of Tapanese color work, "Low Tides — Laguna," 



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"Noonday" and a "Boatyard — Terminal." This first 
exhibition by Mr. Daniell gives assurance that the 
artist may be counted among the most earnest 
workers in the Southern California colony. 

One of the most distinctive exhibitions seen 
in Los Angeles contains the recent work of 
C. P. Neilson, a San Francisco artist who lost most 
of his possessions in the April disaster. Mr. Neil- 
son has twenty-six water colors in the Steckel gal- 
lery, chief among these being his studies made at 
Berkeley after the earthquake. The most ambitious 
picture is the "Eucalyptus Grove" on the university 
campus. The majestic trees of deep green have 
atmosphere and life. They are beautifully painted 
with a breadth and certainty that denote mastery of 
form and color. The feeling of moisture blown in 
from the bay is conveyed in many subtle ways and 
the purple mist is suggested most delicately. 
"Berkeley Hillstops, Spring" is in much the same 
key as the larger picture,, but there is a "Gray 
Morning" which shows the campus in more somber 
hues. "In San Francisco Chinatown" is a charming 
glimpse of the vanished quarter, and now has a 
historic value. A group of Mexican studies will be 
much liked. These reveal quarters in Orizaba, 
Cuernavaca, Guadaloupe and other interesting 
cities. The artist has reproduced the brilliant sun- 
light, he has cast a charm over the streets and 
caught the spirit of the cities. 

Mr. Neilson is a man who has learned how t'o 
use his colors boldly and he has an individuality 
that vitalizes all that he does. Some of the besl 
things in the exhibitions are the smallest pictures, 
mere thoughts of beauty, admirable in their vivid 
reality. Two pictures of the Santa Barbara mis- 
sion, prove how distinctive are Mr. Neilson's 
methods. The garden and the well known church 
are seen from a new point of view. It is as if tlif 
walls spoke something of their remarkable history. 
The colors are rich and there is quality in these 
pictures as well as in all the others in the exhibition, 
which, however, represents the painter inadequately, 
inasmuch as he has labored under many difficulties 
since he was driven out of his San Francisco studio. 
The pictures will remain in the gallery a fortnight 
and should attract many visitors. 

* * * 
CALIFORNIA'S GREATEST POET 

Miss Ina D. Coolbrith, the California poet, re- 
turned to San Francisco this week after a visit in 
which she renewed many old friendships. Miss 
Coolbrith, who came across the Overland trail when 
she was a little child, was educated in Los Angeles, 
but for many years she has been identified with the 
writers of northern California. 

At a meeting of the Southern California Women's 
Press club, held at the Hotel Hayward, Miss Cool- 
brith told how she happened to write one of her 
most famous poems. The anniversary of Admission 
Day, 1868, was to be celebrated, and Bret Harte, 
who had just founded the Overland Monthly, was 
chosen as the poet of the year. Bret Harte was 
overwhelmed with work — it was the year he wrote 
"The Luck of Roaring Camp" and many noted bits 
of verse — and when he found that he had not time 
to contribute to the much-talked-of programme, he 
thought of a young girl, who was one of his best 
friends. He made Miss Coolbrith promise that she 
would perform the task allotted to him, but after 



she had pledged herself to do her best, she lost 
courage. Every idea deserted her, and, day after 
day, she found herself unable to write a line. Then 
Bret Harte, who frequently inquired about her 
progress, became alarmed lest his substitute might 
fail with her part of the programme. He called on 
her one day, and, after she had confessed that she 
could not begin the poem, he reeled off a doggerel 
quatrain as a suggestion. That was too much. 
Proudly declaring that the verse was not in her 
style, Miss Coolbrith went to work. The poem 
afterward became famous. Its opening verses fol- 
low : 

THE CITY OF THE GOLDEN GATE 

(Written on the occasion of the celebration of the 
eighteenth anniversary of the admission of Cali- 
fornia into the Union, September 9, 1868.) 

Little the godly Fathers, 
Building their missions rude 

By the lone, untraversed waters 
In the western solitude, 

Dreamed of the wonderful city 
That looks on the stately bay 

Where the bannered ships of the nation 
Float in their pride today; 

Dreamed of the beautiful city, 

Proud of her tawny height, 
And strange as a flower upspringing 

To bloom in a single night ; 

For lo ! but a moment lifting 

The veil of the years away, 
We look on a well known picture 

That seems but as yesterday . 

The mist rolls in at the Gateway, 
Where never a fortress stands 

O'er the blossoms of Sausalito 
And Yerba Buena's sands ; 

Swathing the shores, where only 
The seabirds come and pass, 

And drifts with the drifting waters 
By desolate Alcatraz. 

In the disaster of April 18, Miss Coolbrith lost 
her home and everything that she possessed. She 
had one of the most valuable libraries in the west, 
for it contained manuscripts and letters priceless, 
since they can never be replaced. A strange chance 
prevented the foremost living verse writer of Cali- 
fornia from saving even her most precious memen- 
toes of a life that has been unusually rich in literary 
friendships. When she left her room, it was with 
the thought that she would return to it as soon as 
danger from the use of dynamite had passed. With 
a last glance at the framed certificate of membership 
in the Bohemian club, a specially decorated piece 
of parchment, she gathered up a few letters, bound 
them together, and, in a moment of nervous strain, 
passed out of her door without them. The house 
was swept by the flames. 

The work of rebuilding the poet's home has been 
taken up by the club women, the writers, artists 
and musicians of the state, and before many months 
have passed it is hoped that Miss Coolbrith will be 
established in a house in which she can begin to 
gather a new store of precious keepsakes. 



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There is something wonderfully magnetic about 
the personality of the Rev. Baker P. Lee. Its force 
manifests itself with the first contact of hands in 
his cheery greeting. "Citizen" George Francis 
Train always refused to shake hands, even with his 
closest friends and acquaintances, for fear of losing 
some of the marvelous magnetic force with which 
he boasted that nature had endowed him. Mr. Lee 
seems to gain, rather than to lose, though, strange 
as it may seem, he actually imparts magnetic energy 
to those with whom he comes in more or less in- 
timate contact in his daily work. 

William Mulholland is one of the most indefati- 
gable workers in the municipal service. With his 
duties accumulating as rapidly as they do, it is a 
source of wonder that he is able to accomplish what 
he does, even with the corps of expert assistants 
with which he is surrounded. And in spite of all 
his troubles and worries he maintains a spirit of 
good cheer and optimism that should be a source of 
inspiration to others and a shining example to cer- 
tain underworked and overpaid subordinate em- 
ployes in other municipal departments whose chief 
aim in life seems to be the performance of the 
smallest possible amount of labor for the salaries 
they receive. 

Announcement that Kuehne Beveridge, the sculp- 
tor, has -finished the cast of her statue of "Grief" 
to commemorate the victims of the San Francisco 
earthquake is of deepest interest to California. The 
companion statue, intended to typify the resurrec- 
tion of San Francisco, will next occupy the atten- 
tion of the American sculptor, who is working in 
Brussels. Since her marriage to William D. Bran- 
son of Johannesburg, Africa, Kuehne Beveridge has 
made her home in London, where she is the central 
figure in the aristocratic literary and artistic circles 
which center in Mayfair. Her grandfather, John 
Lourie Beveridge, former governor of Illinois, has 
long been identified with Hollywood, where his 
residence is one of the places of public interest. 

The approaching inauguration of Dr. Baer as 
president of Occidental College will mark an epoch 
in the history of Los Angeles. It will be not only a 
noteworthy event in western educational circles, but 
it must have a far-reaching influence upon impres- 
sions regarding the status of California as they exist 
in other sections of the country. Little about 
the educational facilities offered by Los Angeles has 
been known outside of California; and it is not un- 
reasonable to expect that our adoption of an educa- 
tor of the distinguished character and wide repute 
of Dr. Baer will add largely to our prestige. 

During the month of November President David 
Starr Jordan will visit Venice for the purpose of 
investigating the conveniences there offered for the 
foundation of an aquarium and experimental biologi- 
cal laboratory. If, as has been stated, ichthyologists 
of note regard the beach at Venice as an ideal 
location for a scientific institution of this character, 
Dr. Jordan will not be slow to recognize the fact. 
Tf an aquarium be established there under the pat- 
ronage of Stanford it cannot fail to attract many 
visitors who might not be tempted by any other 
feature of that unique resort. 



ALONG THE KING'S HIGHWAY 

"Woodman, spare that tree," cried General Went- 
worth when it was found that the plans of the 
architects for his new hotel on Oak Knoll, in Pasa- 
dena, would necessitate the destruction of a fine old 
oak tree. General Wentworth is reported to have 
ordered the preservation of the tree, provided the 
change in the plans to that end would not entail a 
greater expense than five thousand dollars. It 
seems a high valuation to put upon a tree, but the 
owner was actuated by sentiments of a finer and 
higher character than those of simple utility. The 
ruthless and frequently unnecessary destruction of 
majestic trees for the purpose of providing room 
on one particular spot for the handiwork of man 
is a thing that is greatly to be deplored. General 
Wentworth has shown a rare bit of sentiment that 
will commend itself to all lovers of nature, besides 
offering a hint to others who may contemplate 
the death of a noble tree for the satisfaction of 
tastes that are far from esthetic. 

The fact that a celebrated British astronomer, 
Prof. Evershed, has come to Mount Wilson for the 
purpose of making a study of solar work as it is 
conducted in the great observatory there is of 
more than passing interest. There is much truth 
in the trite proverb that a prophet is' not without 
honor, save in his own country ; and it is equally 
true that very frequently a historical spot, or a 
piece of great natural scenery, or a noteworthy 
work of art, or a great modern institution enjoys 
a vastly greater degree of fame in other communi- 
ties than in its own home. The visit of Prof. Ever- 
shed to the scientific institution in charge of Prof. 
Hale is a reminder of the fact that we have at our 
very doors one of the most widely known astrono- 
mical observatories in the world. Prof. Evershed, 
one of the most distinguished British scientists, 
has recently been made director of the solar ob- 
servatory at Kodaikanal, in India. He evidently 
feels that a better knowledge of the operations of 
the Mount Wilson observatory than can be ob- 
tained by reading is an essential to the highest 
success in his investigations in India. 

Monrovia is to have a handsome hotel for the 
accommodation of tourists, if the plans of Clint 
Sargeant, president of the Monrovia Board of 
Trade, and W. R. Farman do not prove ephemeral. 
Monrovia's commanding location on the broad ter- 
race at the foot of the gigantic ramparts of the San 
Gabriel range renders it ideal as a resort. Almost 
any spot in town would be appropriate for a hotel 
site. The specific location desired in this instance 
has an altitude of about fifteen hundred feet and 
affords splendid views in all directions — a great 
desideratum for a strictly tourist hostelry. The 
people living in that attractive little town are cer- 
tainly wideawake enough to appreciate the tremen- 
dous advantage which would accrue to the town 
through the construction of such a hotel, and it 
seems to be a foregone conclusion that the promo- 
ters of this enterprise will be backed by an unbroken 
public sentiment. Nothing gives a California town 
greater prestige in the eyes of the great army o( 
annual visitors from the East than an artistically 
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COMMENT 

"The boy without a playground is father to the 
man without a job." It is authoritatively stated 
that prior to the opening of one of the children's 
playgrounds, that located back of Mateo street, an 
average of >ix or seven arrest of disorderly boys 
per week was the rule. Since the establishment of 
that field of recreation for idle children not one 
arrest in that locality has been made, and the work 
of the Juvenile Court has been reduced by from 
twenty-five to thirty cases per month. "All work 
and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and "Satan 
always will find work for idle hands to do" com- 
plete a trio of adages which have a peculiar signifi- 
cance and application to the problem which is now 
agitating some of the true philanthropists of Los 
Angeles, (hie of the special articles of this week 
deals with the question of public playgrounds. It 
will' not be necessary to review the work in the 
editorial columns, but the Pacific Outlook considers 
it its duty — and a most pleasant duty — to call the 
attention of all readers who are philanthropically 
inclined, and all in whose bosoms 

The Man rests the seed of a greater benevo- 
Without a Job lence and humanity, to the urgent 
need of the Playground Commis- 
si< hi. From fifty to seventy-five thousand dollars 
will equip the St. John street ground, now practi- 
cally a bald square, with the appurtenances neces- 
sary to make it not only a perfectly appointed 
recreation park for children, but a splendid contri- 
bution to out-door art. There are philanthropically 
disposed men and women in Los Angeles to whom 
the entire sum would be a mere bagatelle. But 
there doubtless are very many others who will feel 
it a keen pleasure to contribute something toward 
this munificent undertaking. The Pacific Outlook- 
has been authorized by the Playground Commis- 
sion to receive subscriptions — either pledges or 
cash — in behalf of this most worthy object, and 
gladly heads the list by pledging one hundred dol- 
lars. All further contributions will be promptly 
acknowledged in these columns, and all cash re- 



ceived will be deposited in the Commercial National 
Hank t.i tin- credit of the commission. All checks 
and drafts should be made payable t" tin Los An 
geles I ' 1 1 % ground ( !ommissi< m, 

* * * 

It i* with feelings of deep gratitude, as well as 
of genuine pride, that the management of the Pa- 
cific Outlook acknowledges the extremely cordial 
reception which has been accorded it in its first 
call upon the people of Los Angeles and vicinity. 
In most sanguine anticipations thus far have been 
realized. It is striving to remain possessed of that 
rare and elusive virtue known as modesty, and 
trusts that its feeling of elation will not be mis- 
interpreted or attributed to aught but the innumer- 
able expressions of good will with which it has 
been welcomed as the occupant of a new field in 

the journalistic circles of the Southwest. 
Our Only In the first issue a definite pledge was 
Weapon made — a promise that this paper would 

remain utterly independent in all things. 
The Pacific Outlook desires to lay stress upon this 
point. It is bound in no manner whatsoever to any 
individual, corporation, clique or faction, and it 
hopes that no person who peruses its pages will 
be misled, at any time or through any suggestion 
to the contrary, into believing otherwise. No com- 
ment it may see fit to offer will be the fruit of ex- 
ternal influences. To employ a homely adage, "it 
has no axe to grind" except the weapon it hopes to 
use in the good fight in behalf of morality, civic 
righteousness and the dissemination of knowledge 
regarding California — the most attractive spot in 
America as a home'. 

* * * 

The valuable article by Colonel Clarence R. Ed- 
wards, chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, 
which is published in this number of the Pacific 
Outlook, is worthy of careful study by the busi- 
ness men of Southern California. Colonel Edwards 
is recognized as one of the highest authorities on 
matters pertaining to trade with the Philippines 
and with the Orient generally, and what he has to 
say is of peculiar value to the commercial interests 

of the Southwest at this juncture. 

The Hub Los Angeles and the tributary 

of the .Orient country is reaching out after greatcr 

markets. We have been wide awake 
on the question of saving San Pedro harbor to the 
people, rather than allowing it to become monopo- 



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lized by a great railroad corporation. If we keep 
San Pedro harbor, what are we going to do with 
it? While there is no doubt that we will make 
good use of it, we should neglect no opportunity 
to broaden its utilization to the full limit of our 
possibilities. 

* * * 
The editors of this weekly wish to make it known 
that there are few things that they value more 
highly than intelligent and honest criticism and 
suggestion. No editor can be infallible. Nor can 
there be found one who has ingenuity enough to 
please all readers all the time. Many things will 
be said, many opinions expressed in these columns 
which doubtless will give offense to some readers ; 
but so long as the offense consists in criticism of 
evil conditions which are generally recognized, or 
in the rebuke of recreancy which may have mani- 
fested itself in the cases of individuals in whom 

public trust has been reposed, we feel 
A Word to confident that our mail will contain 
Our Critics no adverse comment on our course 

after the prospective mentor shall 
have "slept over it" — provided he has the highest 
interests of his fellow-men at heart. Suggestions 
will always be welcome. We invite them, and 
promise to give to all careful consideration if they 
bear evidence of sincerity and intelligence in their 
authors. Many things of greater or less importance 
naturally will escape our attention in a city which 
is rapidly undergoing what may be termed almost 
a metamorphosis, and it is along these lines particu- 
larly that we open our doors to an opportunity to 
avail ourselves of the thoughts and ideas of others. 
We ask all our readers not to fear that they are 
imposing upon our time or our good nature by 
exhibiting this sort of interest in the undertaking 
begun with last week's issue. 

* * * 

How many laws relative to the operation of the 
railways which may be found upon our statute 
books bear the earmarks of popular disapproval of 
corporate greed? How many decisions of the 
higher courts in cases in which the most vital in- 
terests of the railroads have been involved appeal 
to intelligent and patriotic citizens as having been 
rendered in a spirit of perfect justice and fairness? 
Many of the best lawyers of California, including 
some of the occupants of the bench, have become 
so thoroughly impressed with the viciousness of 
the plan of mixing politics and the courts that they 
are now openly advocating steps 
The Last Hope for their divorcement. There is a 
of the People growing tendency throughout the 
land to make and keep the bench 
as free from the possibility of contamination by 
party politics as' the educational system is now pro- 



tected, as a rule. Until this is done the masses of 
the people cannot have the confidence in the judi- 
ciary that they should have for what is, in some 
respects,, the highest branch of commonwealth 
government. Legislatures arid governors can make 
laws, but courts can unmake them almost at pleas- 
ure. The people want to feel that when they rnake 
a final appeal to the supreme authority of the 
state, the eyes of the court will be closed when the 
evidence is finally heaped upon the scales of justice. 

* * * 

Probably at no time in the history of Los An- 
geles and Los Angeles county has the community 
been more profoundly shaken by problems involved 
in local government than during the present cam- 
paign. In common with hundreds of other cities 
Los Angeles has suffered from bossism, but the 
domination of the self-constituted dictators has had 
features which differentiate it from local political 
conditions in other states. It is a notorious fact 
that California and her principal cities afford the 
most conspicuous examples of the pernicious effects 
of corporation dictatorship in the United States. 
New York had its Tweed and its Croker, Brooklyn 
had its McKane and its McLaughlin, Delaware had 
its Addicks, Rhode Island still has its Aldrich. The 
latter is the convicted tool of the Standard Oil 
trust ; but in the cases of the others personal ag- 
grandizement and lust for wealth and 
A Mild power were the chief actuating motives 
Indictment which impelled them along the high- 
way leading to autocracy. Wretched 
as is the condition of the little state, of Rhode 
Island under the sway of Aldrich, pitiable as was 
the thralldom of Delaware under the merciless 
heel of Addicks, notorious as was the despotism of 
the recently deposed McLaughlin and the felon Mc- 
Kane, corrupt as was New York under the "what 
are you going to do about it" arrogance and fla- 
grant system of robbery perfected by Tweed and, 
after his downfall, rehabilitated by the outlaw 
Croker, none, in their palmiest days, ever so com- 
pletely mastered not only a city, but a great state, 
as the Southern Pacific corporation has subjugated 
California. This may appear at first blush to be a 
statement stronger than conditions will warrant, 
but upon mature consideration of the history of 
the operations of this gigantic institution in Cali- 
fornia we believe that it will be recognized as a 
mild indictment. 

* * * 
While it is really quite a simple matter to effect 
a permanent separation of the courts from politics, 
once the people become determined and make a 
wise selection of leaders to carry on the work for 
them, the relation of honor and justice to the action 
of the state legislature is a vastly different proposi- 



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tion. The law-making body can effectually block 
all measures toward the end sought unless the mat- 
ter is placed squarely before the people through 
the exercise ol the now firmly established preroga- 
tive of the power of initiative Under a decision of 
the highest court of California we are helpless in 
this respect no longer. < >ur ti^ht- as citizens seem 
to have been defined in unequivocal terms. \\ i 
now able to settle many questions without appeal 
to men who. though chosen to represent us in the 

legislative bodies, more fre- 

In Union Alone quently represent some special 

Is There Strength interest, when questions in 

which such interest are in- 
volved arise. We shall have this power— unless 
the Supreme Court of the United States should 
view the proposition in a different light. But if 
the people should finally be circumvented in their 
efforts in this direction, there is still left to them 
the opportunity to gain something by leaving judi- 
cial nominations to the bar exclusively. While it 
is true that there are plenty of scallawags among 
the lawyers, the great majority of them honor their 
profession highly enough tbat they could be de- 
pended upon to select for the bench men of un- 
impeachable integrity and a high sense of justice. 
L'nder any circumstances, the friends of the mooted 
"square deal" idea can gain little headway until 
they relegate partisanship to the rear and unite on 
a sound plan to beat the professional politicians 
within the ranks of both of the great parties. In 
union alone is there strength. 

* * * 

Years ago a man named Emerson sat down at 
his desk and wrote an essay on the subject of self- 
reliance. It is hardly probable that as the writer 
penned the words he had in mind the possibility 
of their application to existing conditions in Cali- 
fornia. On the other hand it is equally as improb- 
able that the thoughts that he then expressed have 
been brought to bear upon present local conditions 
or have influenced the course of an appreciable 
number of the citizens of Los Angeles. But the 
lofty sentiments of this man of magnificent ideals 
are worthy of a renaissance, and particularly at this 
moment. 

"The objection to conforming to usages that have 
become dead to you," wrote Emerson, "is that it 
scatters your forces. It loses your time and blurs 
the impression of your character. If you maintain a 
dead church, contribute to a dead Bible society, 
vote with a great party either for the Government 
or against it, spread your table like base house- 
keepers—under all these screens I have difficulty 
to detect the precise man 3-011 are. And, of course, 
so much force is withdrawn from your proper life. 
But do your thing, and I shall know you. Do 
your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. A 



man must consider what a blind-man's-buff is this 
game of conformity. If I know your sect, 1 antici- 
pate your argument. I hear a preacher announce 

for his text and topic the expediency 
The Color of of one of the institutions of his 
Your Livery church. Do I not know beforehand 

that not possibly can he say a new 
and spontaneous word? Do 1 not know that with 
all this ostentation of examining the grounds of the 
institution, he will do no such thing? Do I not 
know that he is pledged to himself not to look but 
at one side; the permitted side, not as a man, but 
as a parish minister? He is a retained attorney, 
and these airs of the bench are the emptiest affecta- 
tion. Well, most men have bound their eyes with 
one or another handkerchief, and attach themselves 
to some one of these communities of opinion. This 
conformity makes them not false in a few particu- 
lars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. 
Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is 
not the real two, their four is not the real four ; 
so that every word they say chagrins us, and we 
know not where to begin to set them right. Mean- 
time nature is not slow to equip us in the prison 
uniform of the party to which we adhere. We 
come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire 
by degrees the gentlest asinine expression." 

"Boiled down" to a few words, Emerson appears 
to intend to sa3', among other things, that the man 
who votes for the nominee of his political party, 
simply because he is the nominee of his party and 
the champion of the institution for which it is sup- 
posed to stand, wears "the prison uniform of the 
party," and has acquired "the gentlest asinine ex- 
pression." And this leads us to a pertinent inquiry 
regarding the cut and color of your livery and the 
expression of your countenance. 

* * * 

Residents of a number of the outlying towns seem 
to be on the qui vive since the sudden and unantici- 
pated action of the Chamber of Commerce in 
reaching out, in behalf of this city, for an addition 
to the municipal realm. If it were called consolida- 
tion, instead of annexation, the few 
Our Manifest pessimists and Angelenophobes 
Destiny might find it more difficult to raise 

contrary arguments. At any rate, 
what's the use of trying to circumvent the manifest 
destiny of Los Angeles? "Whate'er betides, by 
destiny 'tis done ; and better bear like men than 
vainly seem to shun." 

* * * 

Have you ever given a thought to the fact that 
while several of the Republican newspapers of. this 
state have come out openly and unequivocally in 
favor of the gubernatorial candidate of the opposi- 
tion, few, if any, of the Democratic papers have 
announced themselves as supporters of the Repub- 



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licaa candidate? The history of the Republican 
party, not in California only but, even more particu- 
larly, in other states in the Union, has demonstrated 
the fact that it is more prone to rebuke defiance of 
deep-seated sentiment in the rank and file of the 
party on the part of leaders and bosses than is the 
Democratic party — though the latter is exhibiting 
a stronger tendency in this direction with each suc- 
ceeding campaign. One of the most conspicuous 
examples of the demonstration of this spirit of in- 
dependence is to be found in the disgraceful coup 
d'etat which marked the notorious New York State 
Republican convention. held at Saratoga Springs in 
the summer of 1882, when Charles J. Folger 

was nominated for Governor of that 

History state. The majority of the delegates 

as a Teacher to that memorable convention had 

been instructed to support another 
candidate, but as the outcome of a series of sharp 
deals between long since discredited leaders and a 
sufficient number of the delegates Judge Folger was 
named as the candidate. Though Folger was a 
man of unquestioned probity and probably would 
have made a good governor, the manner in which 
the bosses had forced his nomination, in the face 
of an overwhelming party demand to the contrary, 
so thoroughly disgusted the Republican rank and 
file that thousands of them remained at home on 
election day and thousands of others voted the 
Democratic ticket. To this stinging rebuke to 
treachery was due the election of Grover Cleveland 
to the governorship and his promotion to the logi- 
cal candidacy for the presidency. The present Cal- 
ifornia situation cannot be said to be parallel to the 
historic New York case, but it contains features 
that cannot fail to impress men who think for 
themselves and shrink from the acquisition of that 
"gentlest asinine expression" discovered by Emer- 
son. : ; 

* * * 

It hardly seems possible that the Police Com- 
mission, knowing, as it must, how the people of Los 
Angeles feel regarding the selection for public posts 
of trust and responsibility of men who may be even 
suspected of being susceptible to the baneful in- 
fluence exercised by the Southern Pacific corpora- 
tion, will appoint as successor to Chief Auble a 
man against whom any such charge is possible. If 
the commission is not in touch with popular senti- 
ment on this subject, if it has not heard the rum- 
bling of the approach of an army of discontented, 
restless people bearing a demand for clean popular 
government, if it is unable to discriminate between 
children's prattle and the angry roar of a legion of 
revolutionists, its members would do well to put 
their ears to the ground and either stand prepared 
to make just and reasonable concessions to a great 
and growing popular clamor or to prepare a place 



of refuge against the approaching outburst. That 
a spirit of recusancy should be ex- 
The Army of hibited in the face of such conditions 
Discontent as those confronting the local ad- 
ministrative authorities at this time 
seems beyond belief. If the commission seriously 
contemplates the selection of a recognized friend of 
the Southern Pacific as the head of its department 
through ignorance of the actual state of mind of the 
law and order loving citizens of Los Angeles, it is 
self-evident that it lacks that quality of intelligence 
which should form a great portion of the mental 
equipment of every occupant of important public 
office. If it is cognizant of the situation and has 
determined upon a move of this character in spite 
of the attitude of the great army of advocates of 
civic righteousness, and finally allows itself to go 
on record as an enemy to that which is highest and 
noblest in the administration of its trust, its mem- 
bers, or a majority of them, will have laid them- 
selves liable to suspicion of having sacrificed civic 
honor for the purpose of currying favor with the 
most relentless enemy with which the taxpayers 
have to contend. 

* * * 

To speak more plainly, Councilman Edward 
Kern, representing the seventh ward, who is popu- 
larly believed to be or until very recently to have 
been the favorite candidate of the Police Commis- 
sion for chief of the department in the event 
of the retirement or supersession of the present ad- 
mirable incumbent, Walter Auble, does not appeal 
to the better class of citizens as being a highly 
desirable man for this responsible post. Mr. Kern 
possesses many of those commendable qualities 
which tend to make a man popular among his fel- 
low men, it is true. To win success as a politician, 
under most circumstances, such characteristics arc 
a prerequisite. But the fact that Mr. Kern has won 
friends by reason of his abounding good nature is 
no proof whatever that he would make a safe chief , 
of the police department. Good fellowship is the 
better portion of a successful ward politician's 

stock in trade. The things that 

A Final Note count heavily against him as a 

of Warning prospective police chief are not only 

his well-known friendship for the 
local Southern Pacific authorities, but his relations 
with an enemy of just as dangerous a character 
(some will say more dangerous) — the allied liquor 
interests. If we mistake not the temper of the peo- 
ple, whose patience under most aggravating civic 
conditions seems to be on the point of breaking, 
the limit to their endurance has been reached 
Strongly intrenched in power as the present regime 
is, it is by no means occupying an impregnable 
position. A concerted attack is all that will be 



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\ few more scornful taunts like the 
waving of the black flag of corporate piracy and 
the red flag of the "wide open" town, and the mut- 
tering* of the malcontents will be Followed !>\ a 
and the roar by a crash, and the crash by the 

utter mnt of those forces whose leaders appear mil 

to have been able to comprehend the meaning of 
what has become a powerful public movement. 
9 9 » 
While non-partisanship is the one hope of sal- 
vation in municipal government, it cannol be de- 
nied that in the local city movement the project is 
somewhat, though perhaps not very seriously, ham- 
pered by the presence of "dead wood" in the first 

committee constituted to take charge of the work 

of reform. Some of the members of the committee 

which named the candidates are men who. though 
undoubtedly strongly in sympathy with the good 
government idea, are not closely in 
Get Working touch with genuine public senti- 
Material . . ment. They attend meetings and 
banquets and vote on propositions 
which are submitted, hut that is practically the 
limit of their work. The more serious part of the 
undertaking has been left to a relatively small num- 
ber of men. Some of the committee are men who 
really are too closely engrossed in their private- 
affairs to devote to the work the time necessary to 
a thorough understanding of the feelings of the peo- 
ple. Few great political movements, municipal, 
state or national, which have not had strong lead- 
ers, have been successful. A leader is as essential 
in non-partisan political action as in partisan move- 
ments. 

* * * 
Many of the candidates selected by our first 
Xon-Partisan Committee are the best possible men 
who could have been put forward — take Lee C. 
Gates, the mayoralty candidate, for example. But 
some whose names will appear upon the ticket do 
not possess, in full, the qualifications which the 
best public thought demands. Because they are 
entered in the category as Non-Partisans it does not 
necessarily follow that they are the best men who 

might have been persuaded to accept 

Vote as the nominations for offices. But, after 

You Pray all. so long as the candidate for the 

chief executive office is a man in whom 
people generally have unbounded confidence, his 
election will counterbalance, to a great extent, any 
shortcomings in the remainder of the ticket. The 
best and safest thing for the voter to do this year 
is to think for himself — to think hard — and pray, 
if he is a praying man — then cast his ballot for the 
candidates who, in his best judgment, most 
nearly approach his ideal of absolutely free and in- 
dependent men, regardless of the emblems on the 
ballots on which their names appear. 



The patriotic citizen 1- not always he who says 

the best and most pleasing thing- about hi-- home 
town, who on all Occasions seems bent on the 
local application of the crj of "M) Country, right 
or wrong, but — my counlreeee !'* The man who 

cries "My city, right or wrong!" in the loudest 
tones he can command i- sometimes possessed of a 
modicum of wit- though nol always. It i- he who 

farms out the creation of thoughts to others. It is 
he who never takes the initiative but "gels into the 
procession." But he believes he is a great patriot. 
He roll-, his eyes and whispers "hush" when dis- 
agreeable facts are mentioned by some blunt, but 

"too honest" critic. "Such things as 

Who Is these." he says, "will work out by 

the Patriot themselves" — whatever that means. 

He a patriot? No. not half so much of 
a patriot as the man who points to the blemish 
and keeps his finger upon it until somebody with the 
authority and the strength has removed it and 
made clean the spot it once defiled. Patriotism is 
love of country and home. What man who truly 
loves his home will tolerate the accumulation of 
filth and rubbish in his yard — will not drive an 
unfaithful and insolent servant from his doors? It 
is from men of the latter stamp that our genuine 
patriots come — the men who see and recognize the 
evil in our civic institutions and rest not until all 
that man can do to cleanse and rebuild has been 
done. 

* * * 
A few years ago a man who had enjoyed a suc- 
cessful experience as an advertising expert in New 
York city was called to Chicago to take charge of 
the advertising department of what is now generally 
believed to be the greatest retail business in that 
city, with one exception. Two or three days after 
assuming his duties he discovered that on every 
occasion for months his predecessor had willfully- 
lied about the value of the goods he had advertised. 
With fire in his eye, the new man called upon the 
head of every department in the store and an- 
nounced that if the suggestions for advertising 
copy handed to him thereafter contained a single 
misstatement, they would be thrown into the waste 
basket and his department would receive no space 
in the advertising columns. On the following day 
each of the leading papers of Chicago contained a 
full-page announcement reading something like this : 
"The advertising manager of Blank & Co. has been 
misleading the people of Chicago by direct lies 
regarding the value of the goods offered for sale at 
reduced prices. Beginning to-morrow every an- 
nouncement made by this house will be the truth, 
backed up, if desired, by the submission to intending 
purchasers of the bills rendered to the company 
by the manufacturer or wholesaler." Following 
this amazing announcement, Blank & Co.'s store 



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was called upon to handle the greatest crowds of 
purchasers which any store in that city had ever 
witnessed ; and since the publication of that highly 
sensational advertisement and the prediction of un- 
told disaster by the short-sighted heads of the de- 
partments, the business of the store has more than 
quadrupled. There is a moral in this — a moral not 
only for the merchant but for the community as a 
whole. It illustrates the value of 
The Truth is absolute truthfulness in advertising 
Good Enough the resources of and opportunities 
offered by the Southwest. The facts 
are enough in themselves. To the everlasting credit 
of the executive officers of the Los Angeles Cham- 
ber of Commerce it may be said that the literature 
pertaining to this section which it sends broadcast 
through the country does not seek to deceive. Un- 
like many other similar bodies, it candidly points out 
the drawbacks, where any exist, as well as the 
innumerable advantages. The result is highly sat- 
isfactory, as is evidenced by the marvelous develop- 
ment of the city and the tributary region. Where 
a different policy prevails it is not infrequently 
the case that prospective settlers from other sec- 
tions, finding that the resources and general advan- 
tages have been grossly exaggerated, return to 
their homes in disgust, cursing the country and its 
inhabitants and doing immensely more harm than 
printed advertising can do good. Perhaps the 
territory of New Mexico is the greatest sufferer 
from this ill-considered policy of misrepresentation. 
The bureau of immigration of that territory pre- 
pares annually a handsome volume of two or three 
hundred pages which it calls "The Land of Sun- 
shine." It compiler, selecting here and there a 
condition or an opportunity which may be almost 
an anomaly in the territory, so prepares the text 
as to allow the impression to go forth that such 
conditions or opportunities are common. As a 
result it is positively known that many a visitor 
to the territory, finding here and there falsehoods 
relative to the advantages offered, jumps to the 
conclusion that the entire booklet is a tissue of mis- 
representations. He returns to his home in the 
East or the North, tells his friends what he has 
found, and the mischief is done. A publicity body 
in one of the smaller cities of Southern California 
devotes one page of its latest booklet to a chapter 
of "Don'ts." If a visitor to that town expects 
to find there everything in heaven and on the earth 
and in the waters under the earth, it will be be- 
cause he has not perused that publication. The 
simple facts in themselves seem almost too good 
to be true. 

* * * 

It is a great pity that the city ordinances do not 

permit the imposition, in extreme cases, of fines 

heavy enough to deter reckless young millionaires 

from running amuck with their automobiles through 



the crowded thoroughfares of the city. By a rare 
chance young Heinzeman did not succeed in laying 
himself liable to an indictment for manslaughter 
during his wild and utterly ruthless plunge the 
other day, but it was not his fault. A paltry forty- 
dollar fine will have about' as great a deterrent 
effect upon lawbreakers of this stamp as a pleasant 
smile from the court before which they are brought. 
According to statements made by two police offi- 
cers young Heinzeman deliberately launched his 
one respectable automobile owner in Los Angeles 
wheeled catapult among the pedestrians on Broad- 
way, shooting it along at the rate 
Menace of the of fifty miles per hour, in the hope 
Skeer-devil. of evading the clutches of the law. 
The danger to hundreds of persons 
was infinitely greater than the discharge of a fire- 
arm down the same course would have been. It 
is perfectly safe to hazard the prediction that not 
will protest against the passage of an ordinance 
inflicting not only a four-figure fine, but confisca- 
tion of the deadly machine itself, in cases like this. 
If the streets are to be made reasonably safe for 
pedestrians, the penalty for the wanton violation of 
the laws governing — or supposed to govern — the 
skeer-devil cannot remain at the present inconse- 
quential figure. 

* * * 

With her rare climatic conditions, Southern Cali- 
fornia ought to have the finest system of rural 
highways in the world, at a very low cost of con- 
struction and maintenance. The fact that a great 
clamor regarding the condition of the roads in the 
outlying districts has been raised suggests the ad- 
visability of giving the subject of the disposition 
of the highway improvement funds an immediate 
and most searching investigation. It appears from 
statements recently made by reliable persons that 
the fortune appropriated for road improvement has 
been devoted, in large measure, to the work of 
strengthening certain political fortifications rather 
than to effecting any permanent benefit to this 
great public utility. It likewise is apparent that 
the subordinate officials to whom has been intrusted 
the administration of these funds have not always 
used common "horse sense," even if the graver 
accusation be found groundless. The only way in 
which a country road can be permanent- 
Rural ly improved is by employing modern 
Highways scientific methods and by completing 
the work in a given district one section 
at a time — not by going over the entire district 
annually and doing really good work in no spot. 
So long as we employ politically influential farmers 
to do this work, we must expect them to labor more 
or less in the interests of the officials who are 
"higher up," to whom they owe their appointment ; 
and we need not anticipate that any farmer will 
sacrifice for this duty any considerable period of the 
time he needs for the cultivation of his land. Any 
time of the year is good enough in his eyes, as a 
rule, and experience has shown that he usually 
selects the worst possible months, when there is 
little for him to do upon the farm and when the 
roads ought not to be touched. The highways, 
along with every other department of municipal or 
county government, should be segregate from parti- 
san politics. But, alas! Utopia is still as evanescent 
as it was in the roseate perspective of our youth. 



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MANILA THE "HUB" OF THE ORIENT 

The PicKets of the Pacific, and the Grand Battle Inaugurated for the 

Control of Oriental Marhets 



BY COLONEL CLARENCE R. EDWARDS 

(Chief ol the Bureau of Iusular Affairs, War I>e|.urt luent. ) 



The world at the beginning of the Sixteenth Cen- 
tury was persuaded that oceans separated countries. 
that they were all hut impassable barriers only to 
lu- surmounted by the most daring efforts. 

The world at the beginning of this Twentieth Cen- 
tury is persuaded that oceans unite people rather 
than separate them. The oceans are the world's 
highways and title to the right-of-way is vested in 
humanity. The Atlantic has been hitherto the scene 
of the greatest maritime activity, and were it not 
dangerous to prophecy, it might be said that no 
further marked development is to be expected on 
that ocean. The Pacific, however, is the ocean of 
the future. Nations have ceased to battle for faith 
or thrones but they are hungry for markets. The 
forges, the spindles, the looms, and factories of Eu- 
rope and America are producing far more than 
those continents can consume and unless the sur- 
plus can be sold in Asia, Africa or Spanish America, 
capital will suffer loss and skilled labor will want 
for bread. 

The greatest market in the world today is the 
Orient, — Siberia, Japan, China, Siam and Australia 
form a semi-circle and the Philippines lie in the 
center, making Manila a natural distributing point 
for the commerce of about half of the world's popu- 
lation. 

England, France, Germanv Russia and the United 
States are rivals for this mighty market and the 
country which secures a predominating influence 
with regard to the commerce of the Pacific will have 
moved into the king row on the checker-board of 
the world. 

The history of the dominant powers has been a 
history of expansion, and fate alone has ruled that 
the United States is no exception to the rule. Be- 
ginning as a few colonies along the Atlantic sea- 
board, the country grew both by purchase and con- 
quest until its territory extended from ocean to 
ocean and from the great lakes to the gulf, a mag- 
nificent territory rich in natural resources and al- 
most continental in size, but tide water did not stop 
the growth of the country. 

The Philippine question is not an isolated one. 
It is but one of a series of movements whereby the 
United States is assured of a just and proper posi- 
tion with reference to the commerce of the Pacific, 
the capital prize in the great game of diplomacy 
and upon which is focused the attention of the 
world. Campaigns for trade conquests are deserv- 
ing of as much care and foresight as are given to 
military maneuvers. 

Away back in the sixties the Alaska purchase was 
consummated by "paying millions for an icebero- and 
a few polar bears" as the opponents of the purchase 
declared. The next step was the acquisition of 
Hawaii, not a great land either in area or population, 
but one of the most important groups of the Pacific 
for strategic and commercial purposes, then fol- 
lowed the conquest of Guam and the Philippine 



Archipelago. These acquisitions called for the lay- 
of the Pacific cable, which puts Manila in close 
touch with Washington, and to these successive 
movements and as an integral part of the same 
problem is the engagement to acquire, construct and 
maintain a canal uniting the waters of the Atlantic 
and the Pacific. 

These historical movements are but another illus- 
tration of how our statesmen builded better than 
they knew, as the combined result of these pro- 
gressive steps has secured for the United States ar 
advantageous position with reference to the 800,- 
000,000 of people who dwell across the Pacific and 
whose trade should be ours by every right of geo- 
graphical position. 

Our government has never yet made an unfor- 
tunate investment in real estate. Two years ago 
the world united with us in the celebration of the 
Louisiana purchase, and a century hence, not a long 
time in the life of a nation, another exposition, 
grander far, may celebrate the acquisition of the 
Philippines. 

It was impossible for the United States to rest 
contest while seeing another commercial Europe 
growing up on the opposite shore of the Pacific. 
One port after another has been taken from China 
until her access to the sea is threatened, and today 
that great empire does not maintain control of a sin- 
gle port where some European oower does not claim 
to have certain rights, which are exercised to favor 
European commerce. Our commerce with that 
land was in danger of being confronted with hostile 
tariffs "made in Europe." England, France, Ger- 
many, and Russia had all acquired "spheres of in- 
fluence" while the United States contented itself by 
insisting upon "the open door policy," but was rest- 
less, it must be confessed, at seeing our commercial 
competitors acting as doorkeepers. 

"In spite, however, of the disadvantages under 
which our merchants labor in their attempts to cul- 
tivate commercial relations with the Orient, our 
actual commerce with the islands and countries of 
the great Pacific has grown rapidly in recent years, 
and more rapidly than that of any other nation. 

Our imports from Asia and Oceania increased 
from $105,000,000 in the calendar year 1891 to $162,- 
000,000 in 1 901, an increase of over 50 per cent, 
w..i»c the total imports of the countrv were increas- 
ing but 10 per cent. Our exports to Asia and 
Oceania increased from $40,000,000 in 1891 to $115,- 
000.000 in 1901, an increase of 180 per cent., while 
the total exports were increased but 50 per cent."* 

That the United States has natural advantages in 
competing for the commerce of the Pacific coast can 
be seen from the fact that the distance from London 
to Shanghai is 10,500 miles, via Suez which calls 
for heavy tolls, while from San Francisco or Pueet 
Sound points the distance is but 6,477 miles, a dif- 
*Problems of the Pacific, by O. P. Austin in tlie Na- 
tional Geographic Magazine, for August, 1902. 



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ference of 4,023 miles in favor of the Pacific coast 
of the United States and with no canal charges to 
pay. 

The countries grouped around Manila, and with 
which port they are in easy communication, are now 
buying over $100,000,000 worth of merchandise 
every month and their purchases are composed of 
precisely the goods which the United States has to 
sell. They need and will buy flour and food-stuffs, 
cotton goods and raw cotton, kerosene oil, timber, 
manufactured iron and steel products, machinery 
and hardware, locomotives, cars, rails, sewing ma- 
chines, clocks and watches, telephone and telegraph 
apparatus, electric railways, electric lights, electric 
supplies, canned goods, wines, spirits, chemicals and 
medicines, leather products, paper, and hundreds of 
other articles, as well as the specialties on which 
the United States has a practical monopoly. 

There is no reason why the rapid strides we have 
made in the past in invading the markets of the 
Eastern littoral of the Pacific should not continue 
to grow at a rapid rate. Each year, indeed, each 
month, should see new vessels entering this trade, 
for the best way to reach the East is now to travel 
west. 

The volume of this Eastern trade is almost be- 
yond computation. The annual importations of 
China amount to considerably more than $200,000,- 
000, while the exports reach the sum of about $135,- 
000,000 ; the imports of Japan amount to more than 
$135,000,000, and her exports exceed in value $140,- 
000,000 (the latest figures are not available) ; the 
Straits Settlements import about $130,000,000 and 
export about $115,000,000; Australasia imports about 
$260,000,000 and exports over $280,000,000; British 
East India imports more than $255,000,000 and ex- 
ports over $400,000,000 ; in short the commerce of 
the countries commercially adjacent to Manila, add- 
ing together their imports and exports, reaches the 
fabulous sum of $2,600,000,000, in round numbers, 
or more than $7,000,000 for every day of the year, 
including Sundays and holidays. 

Manila, as may be seen by a glance at the map, 
is at the very center of this trade, the following 
being a table of distances from that port to the chief 
commercial centers of the Orient: 

Nautical Miles. 

Amoy, China 666 

Bangkok, Siam 1,440 

Batavia, Island of Java I.3S6 

Canton, China '. . 7°3 

Hongkong, China (British possessions) 628 

Kiungchau (French) 720 

Macao, China (Portuguese) 630 

Nagasaki, Japan 1,365 

Saigon, Indo-China (French) 930 

Sandakan, N. E. coast of Borneo (British) 585 

Shanghai, China 1,080 

Singapore, Straits Settlements 1,368 

Vladivostoc, Siberia 2,010 

Yokohama, Japan 1,680 

During the Spanish regime, Manila did not figure 
as one of the important ports of the Orient, as it 
was the policy of Spain to discourage the trade of 
other nations with her colonies, and Manila Bay, 
while a magnificent body of water, is too large to 
give needed protection to shipping ascertain seasons 
of the year. Near the shore the water was formerly 
too shallow to allow ocean going vessels to reach 
wharf or pier. Vessels had to be loaded and un- 
loaded while lying off shore by means of lighters, 
a method so expensive that it often cost more to 



"lighter" freight from the vessel than to carry it 
from Hongkong to Manila. 

This condition is being corrected. Millions of 
dollars have been appropriated for harbor improve- 
ments at Manila, and that city now has one of the 
best ports in the world, where large ocean going- 
steamers can lie along side substantial piers ana 
huge cranes can lift freight from the hold and place 
it on cars to be transported to warehouses. Bonded 
warehouses have been authorized where goods in- 
tended for export may be .stored and then sold to 
other countries without the payment of the insular 
duties, and in this sense Manila may be called a 
free port. 

The commercial importance of having a foothold 
in the Orient may be seen from what Great Britain 
has accomplished in this way. That country has 
increased through Hongkong and Singapore a trade 
which in 1840 amounted to but $10,000,000, to a 
trade which in 1900 reaches the sum of $125,000,000, 
an increase of over 1200 per cent, in sixty years, an 
average annual increase of fifty per cent. Unlike 
Hongkong, which is but a point on the map, the 
Philippines, having an area of about 140,000 square 
miles, are more than 20,000 square miles larger than 
England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales combined, 
and are nearly as large as the Spanish peninsula. 
Luzon alone is equal to the combined area of Den- 
mark, Belgium and the Netherlands, while the fer- 
tile Island of Mindanao has an area almost equal 
to that of Portugal, or to put it in another way, the. 
Philippines have an area over 10,000 square miles 
greater than the combined areas of Maine, New 
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, 
Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. 

That a new factor has entered into the Eastern 
question, which upon its ultimate analysis is a com- 
mercial question, is recognized by all who have ac- 
quainted themselves with present conditions. An 
English writer, A. R. Colquhoun, a recognized au- 
thority on Oriental topics, states in his work, "The 
Mastery of the Pacific" : 

"The presence of America in the Philippines and 
the consequent shifting of the center of activitv con- 
siderably to the east of Hongkong open a grave 
possibility, for it is obvious that Hongkong will in 
the future be out of the direct trade'routes between 
Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, and the great 
markets of America . ' . . . there are evident 
signs that the United States mean to make an im- 
portant center of the capital of the Philippines . . 
. . Among the most significant factors of the Pa- 
cific situations is the advent of Russia coming over- 
land to the Pacific littoral .... and, on the 
other hand, the sudden appearance of the United 
btates coming oversea and establishing herself in 
a large, populous and important archipelago on the 
borders of Asia. . . . The United States, in the 
opinion of the writer, will be the dominant factor 
in the mastery of the Pacific. She has all the ad- 
vantages, qualifications, and some of the ambitions 
necessary for the role, and her unrivalled resources 
and fast increasing population provide the material 
for future greatness." 

That the people of the United. States are justifia- 
ble in expecting a great commercial future for 
Manila is further supported by another factor of 
importance. Says Austin, in "Problems of the 
Pacific:" 

"The countries bordering upon the Pacific supply 



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in great quantities the articles which form and must 
always form the bulk of our imports. However 
much we mav desire to encourage home production, 
there are certain articles required for Food, drink 
and manufacturing which we must alwavs import 
in increasing quantities as our population grows 
and the products of their workshops are multiplied. 
The manufacture of silk in our factories has in- 
creased enormously, but the supply of raw material 
is entirely drawn from abroad, and the imoortation 
of raw silk has grown from a half million pounds 
in 1870 to over 12 millions in 1901. and in no part 
of the world is silk produced so successfully as in 
the countries bordering upon the Pacific. 

"The importation of fibers for use in manufactur- 
ing has grown from less than 100 million pounds 
in 1870 to nearly 600 million pounds in igot. and the 
best quality of fibers comes from the countries and 
islands fronting upon or adjacent to the Pacific. 

"India rubber importations for use in manufactur- 
ing have grown from less than 10 million pounds 
to 55 million pounds during the same period, and 
the countries and islands fronting upon the Pacific 
are increasing their production of this article. Tea 
imports have increased 50 per cent, since 1870, and 
practically all of the world's tea comes from the 
Orient. Coffee importations have grown from 235 
million pounds in 1870 to over a billion pounds in 
1901, and the best coffee that the world knows conies 
from the islands of the Pacific." 

Thus while we have a great deal to sell that the 
Orient needs to buy, the East has valuable com- 
modities that are necessary to our comfort and es- 
sential to our manufactures. Indeed, the natural 
trend of permanent international commerce, when 
free from all artificial obstructions, is from the trop- 
ics to the temperate zones. There is a great level- 
ing up of manufacturing conditions among tem- 
perate zone people. The countries of Northern 
Europe and North America have become the work- 
shops of the world and all are engaged in the manu- 
facture of iron and steel machinery, glass, pottery, 
and textiles. Natural advantages of raw material, 
labor conditions, transportation, natural adaptability 
or fuel supply, will give some advantage first to one 
industrial center and then to another, but these 
differences tend to disappear. On the other hand 
as has been noted, the commerce between the Orient 
and our own land is non-competitive. There is a 
natural reciprocity of interests that cannot but 
stimulate a free exchange of products to the mutual 
advantage of both. 

This is another reason why Manila is destined to 
become one of the world's great ports. Her mer- 
chants will gather the rubber, the hemp, the mother- 
of-pearl shells, the spices and other products of the 
Orient and send them to Europe and America and 
for return cargoes will receive the products of our 
fields, mines and farms and distribute them all over 
the East, among a people, who but yesterday awoke 
to a realization of the advantages of employing 
modern methods in order to increase their comforts 
and well being. 

Political union has a tendency to increase the 
volume of commerce between the countries thus 
united. As evidence of this fact may be noted that: 

The British colonies sell 48 per cent, of their 
products to the governing country ; 

The Dutch colonies sell 73 per cent, of their 
products to the governing country; 



The French colonies sell 56 per cent. of their 
products to the governing country ; 

The growth Of the trade .if PortO RicO and the 

Philippines with the United States has increa 
about ten fold. 

The above shows the drift of commerce from the 
colonj t'> the home land. Equally important is the 
return current showing that colonies furnish a mar- 
ket for the manufactures and products of the go\ 
erning country. 

By the reciprocal trade arrangements between 
Hawaii and the United States, concluded in 1876, 
the production of sugar in those islands increased 
twenty fold, thereby increasing enormously their 
purchasing power. While the United States sold 
to the islands $662,164. worth in 1875, its sales in- 
creased in 1890 to $13,509,148, and in 1903 they 
amounted to $26,201,175. The same tendency holds 
true to a less extent in Porto Rico and the Philip- 
pines. 

Thus while insular products sold to the United 
States have increased rapidly, the exports to the 
islands have also made great gain. Political alli- 
ance stimulates production at both ends of the line; 
trade becomes more direct and fewer middlemen 
stand between producer and consumer. Currents of 
trade from the tropical colony to the temperate gov- 
erning country develop direct and rapid communica- 
tion between the two, which of itself produces closer 
relations and attributes to the well-being of both 
lands. 

The geographical position of the Philippines is, 
therefore, one of the most valuable assets both to 
the islands themselves and to the United States. 
They are the pickets of the Pacific, and what has 
been done in the past is but a skirmish inaugurating 
a grand battle for markets which will relieve the 
congestion of the home land and provide profitable 
employment for uncounted millions of American 
citizens. 



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Queen of tHe Weeh 

Mademoiselle Chrysanthemum will reign in Los 
Angeles next week. The second annual exhibition 
of the Southern California Horticultural Society will 
be held in Blanchard and Symphony halls of the 
Blanchard building October 31, November 1, 2 and 
3. This announcement means that the flower show 
will be more elaborate and more comprehensive 
than any that has preceded it in this country of 
uninterrupted summer. Last year, for the first time, 
the exhibits were arranged and judged with scienti- 
fic precision, and this fact has given encouragement 
to growers, who are assured that intelligent recog- 
nition will be given to their work along special lines 
of plant cultivation. 

While the chrysanthemum will have a place of 




honor, because Los Angeles cannot afford to be 
behind the East, which exploits the flower famous 
in Japan as the fashionable blossom of the football 
season, the exhibition will be noteworthy for flowers 
of every description, and special attention will be 
given to rare plants. 

One of the features of the show will be the im- 
mense tank in which are to be placed many beauti- 
ful aquatic plants, including the Victoria Regia, the 
lotus, the water hyacinth and pond lilies of many 
colors. Florists and plant growers from various 
parts of the state will compete for the generous 
prizes offered for taste in arranging flowers and 
employing decorations. 

To Southern California this annual horticultural 



exhibition has a peculiar significance, because it 
means much to every householder and every home 
lover in this land where persons of every class are 
interested in gardening. The enterprise is o'f 
broadest importance, since it has a stimulating in- 
fluence on public taste and will aid in cultivating a 
desire for the city beautiful. It is expected that 
thousands of visitors will enjoy the exhibition of 
1906. The two halls will be gorgeous with blossoms 
of all descriptions arranged in artistic ways. A 
large orchestra will present good programmes each 
afternoon and evening and these promenade con- 
certs promise to be of independent importance. 

The exhibits will be divided into sixteen classes, 
including chrysanthemums, carnations, roses, 
dahlias and miscellaneous plants. The entries 
have been so numerous that, even with the large 
floor space included in the two big halls, it is a 
question whether room enough has been provided. 

The following officers and directors have charge 
of this year's flower show : Walter Raymond, pres- 
ident; Fred Howard, vice-president; Jacob Diet- 
erich, treasurer; Ernest Braunton, secretary; Henry 
W. O'Melveny, J. W. Wolters, T. H. Wright, J. C. 
Morley, E. H. Rust. 

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Peda^og'opatHy 

Prof. Hiram Hadley, superintendent of public in- 
struction in New Mexico, entertains a few original 
ideas on the subject of pedagogy. Otie in particu- 
lar, which is applicable in Los Angeles and the 
world over, has manifested itself in the following 
prescription for the cure of the disease known as 
"hatred of school and dislike of study." While the 
malady itself is one peculiar to pupils, Doctor Had- 
ley appears to think that the remedy prescribed 
should be taken by the teacher in order to effect a 
cure in the pupil. We hazard the guess that there 
are a few public school teachers in Los Angeles who 
will witness more or less improvement in the con- 
dition of their pupils if they will have the prescrip- 
tion filled and follow the treatment suggested : 

PRESCRIPTION 

Take the following ingredients in the proportions named: — 
Thorough knowledge of the subjects being taught 50% 

Careful preparation for each recitation 10% 

Interest and enthusiasm in the subj ect 10% 

Sympathy with the pupil's difficulties 10% 

Appreciation of pupil's efforts 10% 

Kind, gentle cheerful tones of voice when teaching 10% 
Mix thoroughly. 

TREATMENT 
This disease is most successfully cured when the doc- 
tor instead of the patient takes the medicine, and the 
patient gets the effect of the medicine by pleasant associa- 
tion with the doctor. Therefore, it is recommended that 
the teacher take a large dose one hour before breakfast. 
Then, beginning with 9 a. m., take a dose each hour until 
4 p. m. In very bad cases, the teacher may take a dose 
one or two hours before retiring at night. Continue the 
treatment during the entire term, unless the pupil is cured 
sooner. If faithfully administered, it rarely requires over 
thirty days to effect a cure. But, to prevent a return of 
the disease, or other pupils' catching it, it is recommended 
that the teacher keep a supply of the medicine on hand, 
and take a dose whenever any symptoms of the disease 
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WHERE MELODY ABOUNDS 

U/>e Gamut Club's Harmonious Atmosphere and the Spirit of Good Fellow- 
ship "Which Permeates It 

Since the Gamut Club took possession of its spa- Edson, who is a promoter of rare genius, to plan is 
cioua building',, 1044 Hope street, much lias been to act. 

said and written about the organization which for [*he monthly dinner soon developed into social 

two years has existed without inviting public notice, events that meant much to the professional musi- 
It must be understood that always the Gamut Club cians who composed the club. The greatest good 

fellowship prevailed at all the meetings. Over coffee, 
soup and fish, salad and roast, the composers were 
discussed, and, it" now and then a member told what 
he thought of a pianist or violinist not within the 
Gamut circle, no one repeated the criticism. If 
fifty musicians could agree amicably on enough 
points to prevent disruption of the club, then indeed 
it proved there was nothing to fear in the future. 



has been most worthy oi attention, but until it d 
cided to provide for itself a stately habitation, it 

avoided notoriety — it declined to be famous. Then 
it became ambitious. 

The idea that it might rival the Bohemian Club 
■ if Southern California presented itself. The 
thought was an inspiration to instant action. Ai: 
eight years' lease on the Dobinson building was ob- 




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tained and without delay the Gamut Club made 
for itself such an attractive home that applicants 
by the score knocked at its doors. Today there 
are sixty-three active members and ninety-three 
associate members. Twenty-five names are on the 
waiting list and still the knocking at the doors 
continues. 

The Gamut Club was founded in 1904. It was 
suggested at a little dinner that was given one day 
two years ago, that it would be a good plan 
for the Los Angeles teachers of music to meet once 
a month in order that they might become friends. 
Charles Farwell Edson and Frank Colby said a 
dinner club, once a month, was needed. With Mr. 



The suggestion that the club could manage a 
large building with success met with encourage- 
ment from the first time it was discussed and again 
the founders of the organization proved their faith 
in its future by working for a suitable home, a home 
worthy of an association built on the broadest social 
lines. The long lease was signed and from the day 
the name of the Gamut Club was placed on the 
portico, there has been no doubt that the organiza- 
tion would be a quickening force in the city. 

The building is admirably adapted to the uses 
of the club. There is a broad hall with a wide fire- 
place and from this hall opens the spacious club 
room in which are a grand piano and the beginning 



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of a musical library, contributed by music publishers 
who are interested in the novel venture by Los An- 
geles Bohemians. There is also a pleasant writing 
room on this first floor. 

Opposite the club room and writing room open 
the auditorium and banquet room. The auditorium, 
which seats an audience of 750, is a charming little 
theater with well arranged stage. The auditorium 
has the advantage of being without defects, so far 
as the acoustic properties are concerned. The ban- 
quet hall, which will be used frequently as a ball 
room, is seventy-five by forty feet. There is a raised 
platform and the hall is well arranged for recitals. 
Upstairs a number of studios are occupied by lead- 
ing artists and teachers. These are entered from 
the beautiful Shakespeare Hall. 

Back of the banquet hall are kitchens and pan- 



Since the house warming there have been re- 
unions every Saturday night, when members assem- 
ble to pass a social evening. Songs and stories 
enliven the hours before midnight, and it is said 
that there is not a Cinderella restriction on any 
man who ends his week with a session of the Gamut 
Club. A Dutch lunch is served and around the 
long table many members linger until long after 
the last stroke of twelve has sounded. There is a 
smoking room and a billiard room. Both are in- 
viting enough to be well filled, except when a pianist 
or a singer consents to contribute something to the 
evening's enjoyment. 

Primarily an association of musicians, it is to be 
expected that the Gamut Club numbers many tal- 
ented men on its membership list, but it is safe to 
say that no organization of its size can boast of so 




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tries equipped with all that is necessary for big 
dinners. The china and silver will bear the name 
of the Gamut Club, and members will be permitted 
to dine everyday at their own table after certain 
improvements, including the fitting up of a grill 
room, are completed. 

Although it has occupied its new quaurters only 
a few weeks, the club has managed to make the big 
house a home in the best sense of the word. The 
ceremony of taking possession of the building was 
most impressive. The members assembled in the 
banquet room and marched solemnly to the hall, 
keeping time to the Pilgrim's Chorus sung by 
voices that are often heard in concert and opera. 
Ip a semi-circle extending in front of the wide fire- 
place the men stood while Mr. Edson in a brief 
nddress explained the purposes of the club. 



many names of national and international fame. 
The three founders are men who have high places 
in their profession. Mr. Edson is a singer whose 
rich bass voice has won him distinction. He has 
progressive theories on technique and he knows 
much about methods of voice placing. Mr. Colby 
is an organist known in the West as a scolarly 
musician and an interpreter of rare talent. W. 
Francis Gates is a teacher of vocal music, a com- 
poser and a writer of note. 

Among the members is Tom Karl, whose fame 
as one of "The Bostonians" will live long after he 
ends the little journey through the world. His 
melodious tenor voice has lost nothing of its sweet- 
ness, but he has retired from the operatic stage in 
order that he may enjoy restful years in Southern 
California. D. M. Dewey, long the manager of "The 



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the club, and there is 
i better conversationlist among those Los An 
- Bohemians than this polished man of the 
world. Arnold Kr.m-<. the violinist, has allied him- 

s ith the chih. This modest artist would 1 

any coterie of high class musicians. Generous with 

his talents he will give much to the programmes 

that are to be offered by and by. Henry Schoenefeld 

ne of the brilliant names that shed glo 




Interior of the Auditorium 

the organization. It represents a most profound 
musical scholar. As a composer Mr. Schoenefeld has 
commanded the highest recognition in Germany, 
Austria an dFrance. Julius A. Jahn is another of 
the musicians who is to be numbered among those 
of greatest knowledge. Trained in the famous con- 
servatories of Europe he has been always true to 
the best traditions of his art. 

Peje Storck, one of the most distinguished pian- 
ists ever welcomed in America, is a conspicuous 
figure among those who enjoy the new home in 
Hope street. Mr. Storck won fame abroad, after 
he had achieved highest honors in Brussels where 
he studied. Philo Becker shares with Mr. Storck 
the laurel leaves especially reserved for pianists. 
This man of poetic temperament has a tone that 
is the despair of lesser artists and as an interpreter 
he has a foremost rank. But it must not be sup- 
posed that Mr. Storck and Mr. Becker monopolize 
all the fame reserved for pianists. Adolph Wil- 
hartitz, president of the club, is one of the older 
artists, a man who has held always the highest 
ideals of his vocation as a teacher. Franz Leisch- 
ner, recently court pianist in Austria, is on the 
Gamut Club list. He is a newcomer to Los Angeles, 
where he has been cordially received by the musi- 
cians. Among the other pianists are Henry Ed- 
mond Earle, Thomas H. Fillmore, Morton F. Mason, 
Carl Adolf Preyer, Dwight C. Rice. W. F. Skeels. 
A. J. Stamm. William E. Strobridge, Joseph An- 
derson and Frank J. Car. 

Domenico Russo, who came to Los Angeles first 
with the Lambardi Opera company, will add much 



to the >■'!!-« of jollity. Signor Russo was a mem- 
ber of the Tivoli < Ipera company in San Francisco 
until he became fascinated with Los Ingeles. This 

remarkable tenor is an artist of first rank who 

arrogates t<> himself none of the eccentricities <>i 
genius. Earnest R. Leeman, the Boston baritone, 
is to he counted among the rarel) gifted ones. 
Harry C. Lott is another man of extraordinar) 
gifts. Mr. Lott has a voice that will place him 

among the few greatest baritones if he ever decides 

In challenge the attention of the whole world. 
Harry II. Barnhart also may win more than na- 
tional fame by and by. Mr. Barnhart is studying 
in the East before going abroad and it is predicted 
that he will return with a record of Wagnerian 
triumphs. Joseph P. Dupuy is a singer of more 
than local fame. Roland Paul, Spencer Robinson. 
Johann H. Ziuck are names associated with the 
concert stage. All are men who have commanded 
public attention. 

Harley Hamilton, vice-president of the club, oc- 
cupies a special niche in the Los Angeles hall of 
fame. Mr. Hamilton is a violinist of unusual attain- 
ments, but it not as a soloist that he is best known. 
His name is associated with the symphony orches- 
tra of which he is director. To his splendid devo- 
tion, bis unflagging energy and his wise leadership 
Los Angeles owes what is becoming the strongest 
influence in the musical life of the city. The quali- 
ties that have made Mr. Hamilton so valuable in 
developing and maintaining an orchestra will cause 
him to be a star member of the Gamut Club. Lud- 




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wig Opid, who has taken a first place as an artist 
by reason of his talent as a 'cellist, and Bernhardt 
Mollenhauer are names to be reckoned with ; so 
are Wenzel Kopta and Natrop Blumenfeld. 

J. Bond Francisco, painter and violinist, unites 
so many talents that he should have a double share 
of Gamut Club honors. With Maynard Dixon, 
the illustrator, he will discuss art on the occasions 
when shop talk is permitted. Paul De Longpre. 



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the flower painter, will seek companionship among 
these Bohemians. Eugene Torrey, one of the city's 
best known artists, is a new member, and Mark- 
Sheridan, artist and decorator, also recently has 
found the club doors open to him. 

Not alone for those who worship at the shrine 
of the muses does the Gamut Club exist. Its 
avowed object is the development of the art of the 
Southwest and this high purpose enlists men of 
every vocation. The Rev. Baker P. Lee and the 
Rev. Burt Estes Howard are members. So is Dr. 
John R. Haynes, who doubtless hopes to make con- 
verts to the initiative and referendum between song 
and story every Saturday night. Dr. W. Jarvis 
Barlow is a second eminent physician who thinks 
it worth while to be a Bohemian now and then. 
J. B. Lippincott and W. M. Mendenhall, two of the 
busiest men in the city, will forget the Owens River 
when they pass an hour with those who dream 
dreams and seek to reproduce them in sound and 
color and print. W. A. O. Munsell, the architect, 
Clarence Drown, manager of the Orpheum, and 
Arthur Clark, managing editor of the Examiner, 
will give variety of thought to the company of good 
fellows. L. E. Behymer and F. W. Blanchard, 
who are concerned with the management and ex- 
ploitation of geniuses, will make the most of the 
chance of meeting them on a social footing. 

The personnel of the club follows: Adolph Wil- 
hartitz, president; Harley Hamilton, vice-president; 
Charles E. Pemberton, secretary and treasurer. 
Active members : Harry H. Barnhart, Julius Bier- 
lich, Charles A. Bowes, Alfred A. Butler, E. E. 
Carter, Wm. J. Chick. Edwin H. Clark, Frank H. 
Colby, Abby DeAviritt, G. M. Derby, Joseph P. 
Dupuy, Ernest Douglass, H. E. Earle, Chas. F. 
Edson, Thos. H. Fillmore, W. Francis Gates, Har- 
ley Hamilton, J. Hart, Julius A. Jahn, LeRoy Jep- 
son, Signor A. Jannotta, Arnold Krauss, Tom Karl, 
J. N. Laraia, Earnest R. Leeman, Harry C. Lott, 
Wm. H. Lott, Morton F. Mason, Erskine H. Mead. 
Wm. H. Mead, Bernard Mollenhauer, Karl Muskat, 
Ludwig Opid, Roland Paul, C. E. Pemberton, J. 
B. Poulin, Carl Adolf Preyer, Dwight C. Rice, Spen- 
cer Robinson, Henry Schoenefeld, A. W. Sessions, 
W. F. Skeele, A. J. Stamm, W. E. Strobridge, Lud- 
wig Thomas, John D. Walker, Thomas -W. Wild, 
Adolph Willhartitz, Johann H. Zinck, George 
Anderson, Joseph Anderson, Philo Becker, Frank 
J. Car, C. S. De Lano, E. S. Fuller, J. Bond 
Francisco, Hans Mettke, Domenico Russo, Peje 
Storck, J. G. Sloan, Heinrich Von Stein, Natrop 
Blumenfeld, E. S. Warren, J. J. Falls, Carl Bronson. 
Franz Leischner, V. L. Seheizinger, A. Lowinsky, 
Heber Coleman, Wenzel Kopta. 

Associate members — L. E. Behymer, F. W. 
Blanchard, Louis Evans, Rev. R. Fuhr, Jackson S. 
Gregg, Frank Liddell. Dr. H. Nast, F. E. Ney, 



E. J. Shank, Frederick A. Very, F. W. Wallace, 
H. S. Williams, L. Zinnamon, John H. Chick, 
Arthur Clark, Dr. J. B. Cook, Dr. J. W. Craig, May- 
nard Dixon, W. D. Deeble, D. M. Dewey, Chas. A. 
Elder, E. A. Geissler, Lamar' A. Harris, Murray M. 
Harris, F. M. Lyons, Alfred Metzger, John R. 
Mathews, Ed. Naud, L. J. Selby, Otheman Stevens, 
R. H. Shoemaker, George Steckel, Winfield Scott, 
C. E. Van Loan, J. O. Koepfli, Will A. Harris, 
Mark Sheridan, Eugene Torrey, H. B. Burbridge, 

F. H. Edwards, Gregory Perkins, Jr., Clarence 
Drown, Roth Hamilton, Grove E. Walter, Dr. J. R. 
Haynes, Ralph Holmes, F. A. Knight, W. M. Men- 
denhall, O. L. Olshausen, Paul DeLongpre, A. G. 
Bartlett, Julian Johnson, D. W. Thomas, F. M. 
DeNubila, C. Modini Wood, J. T. Fitzgerald, Ed- 
ward Doe, Bruce Cass, Julius Black, Clark Briggs, 
Burt Estes Howard, J. B. Lippincott, W. H. Seeley, 
Frank F. Pratt, Frank A. Werner, C. C. Parker, 
R. W. Heffelfinger, W. A. O. Munsell, W. R. Clu- 
ness, Frank J. Hart, Geo. S. Marygold, J. F. Salyer, 

E. E. Searles, Dr. Raymond Russ, Dr. W. J. Bar- 
low, F. M. Brown, Sutherland Hutton, Geo. J. Bir- 
kel, Rev. Baker P. Lee, Fred P. McComas, Dr. E. J. 
Cook, Wayland Smith, W. G. Barnwell, M. P, 
Frazier, Dr. West Hughes, G. J. Lang, James Slau- 
son, Layne MacNeil, E. L. Doheny, W. G. Davis, 

F. B. Reynard. 

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A Princess of India 
Willimina L. Armstrong, physician, mystic, poet 
and priestess, has found in Southern California a 
pleasant resting place after performing remarkable 
deeds in the service of humanity. For seven years 
Miss Armstrong, the daughter of a New York 
physician, taught in India after being graduated 
from a Philadelphia medical school. She traveled 
on foot through three hundred villages, caring for 
the sick and preaching to the people. Her mission 
was to present Christ as a Brahmin prophet, and, in 
proof of her success with the Hindoo priesthood, 
she wears a mystic ring and a string of precious 
prayer beads. She was in time honored by being 
accepted as a priestess. Zeal in her work destroyed 
her health, and while she was unconscious from 
illness she was placed on a homebound steamer. A 
recluse, who passes much of her time in the con- 
templation of the esoteric doctrines that she taught 
so successfully, Miss Armstrong now dwells in one 
of the suburbs of Los Angeles. She is the author 
of a book "Incense of Sandalwood," which is a 
remarkable piece of literature, since it contains frag' 
ments of oriental symbolism poetically presented 
by an occidental mind. One of the stories, "The 
Great God Ram," originally appeared in the Atlantic 
Monthly. 

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©>6e Mantle of Charity 

Send your check, or draft, or the cash, in any 
amount from a dollar or less up to fifty thousand 
dollars, to the Pacific Outlook, to be deposited to 
the credit of the Los Angeles Playground Commis- 
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the children of the poor you are accumulating a 
handsome balance on the credit side of the Great 
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MUSIC AND THE DRAMA 
Gog'orza's Great Concert 
Emilio de Gogorza demonstrated, Tuesday night, 
at Simpson Auditorium, thai he is one of the few 
great opera singers who knows how to sing a song. 
Thi i beautiful baritone, rich in color 

and tone, to which is added a eel-canto and n 
voce which arc unsurpassable, makes his voice ideal 
for songs I Inly an artist of greal intelligence and 

distinction and only a singer, who dominate- the lan- 

ges entirely, is aide to render a programmi of 

such versatility in such perfection as Gogorza did 
on Tuesday night. \\ licthcr. Spanish or German, 
English, French or Italian, he entered into the spirit 
of the composer, giving each song tin- character 
of its origin. 

A well known old Italian Maestro said once to 
me. "The people think they need only a voice to 
sing — they need a hundred other qualities ami as a 
first condition intelligence." I never was more 
Strongly reminded of this statement than when de 
Gogorza sang. 

I will not go into the details of the programme, 
as each little phrase in tone and word was perfect. 
The prologue from "Pagliacci" aroused perhaps the 
greatest enthusiasm and we shall excuse the singer 
for the great liberties which he took with the ending 
to show his beautiful high notes — but perhaps only 
Leoncavallo would have objected! 

A great surprise was Peje Storck at the piano. 
He accompanied with an intelligent discretion and 
singing tone never before heard here. In most 
cases the accompanists who travel with great per- 
formers leave much to he desired. Since La Forge 
who was here with Mine. Gadski, no such accom- 
panist has been heard in Los Angeles. That Mr. 
Storck undertook the work at only twenty-four 
hours' notice but confirms the fact that he is a true 
musician. Emilio cle Gogorza's appreciation was 
shown in thanking him before the public. 

The house was well filled and we shall hope 
that especially the musicians will be attracted by the 
Philharmonic concerts, as they are not only a mu- 
sical treat — they are of much educational value as 
well. VERO. 



( hie of the most unusual concerts heard in many a 
season was given last evening at the Soldiers' Home 
by the Woman's Orchestra of Los Angeles. This 
organization, composed of society girls who are 
musicians of high rank, and professional women, 
who have made reputations in public work, has a 
membership of forty-five. It has been in existence 
fourteen years and under the direction of Harley 
Hamilton has done good work for each season. The 
orchestra was established on the foundation of ar- 
tistic ambition and has been maintained as a me- 
dium of study and pleasure. Once a week rehears- 



als are held in Itlanchard Hall. Now and then a 
concert i- given for some philanthropic cause, but 

the orchestra declines all professional engagements. 
\t the concert last evening a programme that would 

have done credit to the Symphony Orchestra was 

presented with great sued-- Hie work of the 
violins was especially noteworthy, the tone- being 

broad and sweet and the attack good. The reed 
instruments were played by artists and of course 

Madame Monasco, the 'cellist, added a new triumph 

to her brilliant record. Miss Cora b'oy, the concert 
meister, proved herself quite equal to the demands 
of her position. This violinist of extraordinary at- 
tainments is a pupil of Emile Sauret and she does 
credit to her famous instructor. Owing to the ill- 
ness of Mr. Hamilton, Henry Schoenefeld held the 
baton at the concert. 

Wenzel Kopta, violinist, and Heinrich von Stem, 
pianist, will make their Los Angeles debut at Gamut 
Hall this evening. Mr. Kopta will play Tartin's 
"Devil's Trill," Yienetemps' "Ballad and Polonaise," 
Paganini's "Witch Dance" and numbers by Schu- 
mann, Tchaikou sky. Spier and Kontski. Mr. von 
Stein's solo numbers are Weber's "Perpetuum 
Mobile," a Chopin valse and a Scharwenka etude. 

Otie Chew, the well known violinist, will assist 
Miss Louise Nixon Hill in her song recital in 
Gamut Hall, November I. 

Miss Blanche Ruby will be the soloist of the first 
Symphony concert. Miss Ruby, who possesses a 
beautiful well trained lyric soprano voice, appeared 
most successfully last season in the Royal Opera 
at The Hague. 

Elizabeth Parkina is not to appear in Los An- 
geles. Instead Yvette Guilbert and Albert Cheva- 
lier will be heard on that date. Yvette Guilbert, 
who is a Parisian, original and incomparable in her 
diction of songs, has fascinated all Europe. Los 
Angeles will have a chance to admire a celebrity 
who has never before visited this city. 

Mr. Behmyer has booked Ossip Gabrilowitch, 
the distinguished Russian pianist, whose former 
successes'during his American tour three years ago 
are so well remembered. 



Grand Opera at the Auditorium 

When the Auditorium opens on the evening of 
November 8 a brilliant audience will greet the Lam- 
bardi Opera company. There has been a great de- 
mand for tickets and the reservations for the four 
weeks' season prove how wide is the interest in 
any musical engagement that is first class. 

In selecting the Lambardi Opera company as the 
organization which will have the honor of attracting 
the first crowds to the beautiful new theater Sparks 
Berry has shown great wisdom — a wisdom that 
promises much for the future of the most unique 
and most up-to-date playhouse in the world. 

It is the first time in the historv of the citv that 



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a grand opera company of established reputation 
has attempted a season of such length as that for 
which the big Italian organization is signed. The 
company has a record of unvarying success. It is 
composed of artists of the first rank. Chief among 
these is Ester Adaberto, dramatic soprano. This 
prima donna has a voice that has been compared to 
Sembrich's and she has wonderful magnetism. As 
she is a great actress- as well as a superb singer, 
there is no doubt that she will win the hearts of the 
people of Southern California. 

There are three casts of principal singers in the 
company and a chorus of fifty. The orchestra of 
•fifty is under the direction of one of the most emi- 
nent conductors in Italy, Chevalier Fulgencio Guer- 
liere, who was recently decorated by the King of 
Italy. 

Fillipo d'Ottavi, the leading tenor, has been called 
the successor to Tamagno. He has a voice of rare 
quality and a finished technique. He is just thirty 
and is at his best. Angelo Antola, the baritone 
most advertised in this company, has been called 
the most prominent young singer on the operatic 
stage today. Matilda Campofiore, the contralto, 
has a great range. She has enjoyed fame for a num- 
ber of years, although she is in her early prime. 
Orlinto Lombardi, the singer who will appear in 
the greatest bass parts, is better known than his 
associates. He has a foremost reputation. 

Adelina Tremben, the young soprano, who will 
have the star role in "Lucia," is now on her way 
from France with Signor Petrovitch. She will land 
in New York tomorrow. The stage manager brings 
with him the costumes and oriental draperies used 
in a grand production of "Aida" at La Scala Thea- 
ter, Milan. Tremben has achieved fame in France 
and Italy. She is young, beautiful and superbly 
gifted. In the cast with her Attilio Salvaneschi 
will be heard. This tenor has voice of the same 
quality as Caruso's, although it lacks the power of 
the great Italian singer of today. Cesare Bogghetta 
is the baritone of this group of stars. Among the 
other stars in the company are : Mary Millon, 
mezzo soprano ; Velia Georgi, lyric soprano ; Ida 
Toragna, lyric soprano; and Bianca Nunez, lyric 
soprano. The men who will have leading roles are; 
Ugo Canetti, basso ; Emilio Orelli, lyric tenor ; 
Cesare Bogghetta, dramatic baritone : Adolfo Pa- 
gini, comic baritone. 

"Aida" will be sung on the opening night with a 
magnificent cast. The operas will be sung as fol- 
lows: 

First week — Thursday evening and Saturday matinee, 
"Aida." Friday and Saturday evenings, "Lucia," with 
two casts. 

Second week — Monday, Thursday, Saturday matinee, ''La 
Boheme." Tuesday, Friday, "Africana." Wednesday, 
Saturday, "Rigoletto." 

Third week — Monday, Thursday, Saturday matinee, 
"Les Hugenots." Tuesday. Friday, "La Traviata." Wed- 
nesday, Saturday, "Othello." 



Fifth week — Monday, Wednesday, "La Tosca." Tues- 
day, "Cavalleria Rusticana,, and "I Pagliacci." 

There will be no Sunday performances of any descrip- 
tion, and only one matinee will be given each week. 

Large parties for the season have been arranged 
by members of the California and Jonathan clubs 
of Los Angeles and the Valley Hunt club of Pasa- 
dena. There will be gay little dinners at the clubs 
before the performances and supper parties after- 
ward. 

In response to a big demand, the sale of single 
seats for the opening performance will begin next 
Monday. 



At trie Theaters 

Miss Amelia Gardner won so great a success this 
week that she must be accepted as an artist of high 
rank. "Mistress Nell," the play in which Henrietta 
Crosman compelled recognition after years of stock- 
work, was the vehicle chosen for the Belasco com- 
pany after its seven days of "Shoreacres." It was 
gorgeously staged and beautifully costumed. Nell 
Gwynne has been a popular character of song and 
story since the warm hearted favorite of the king, 
who never said a foolish thing and never did a wise 
one, reigned as a star in Old Drury. The dramati- 
zation in which Miss Gardner appeared is quite 
different from that in which Ada Rehan regained her 
hold upon the American public a few years ago. 
Mistress Nell is a highly idealized, altogether love- 
able character and afforded Miss Gardner oppor- 
tunities for pretty comedy, delicate sentiment and 
dramatic climaxes which revealed her many talents. 
Lewis Stone, as the King, again justified his repu- 
tation as a finished actor who brings to his work 
a fine intelligence and a strong emotional power. 
Miss Mary Graham, as the Duchess of Portsmouth, 
gave a splendid delineation of the plotting, jealous 
court lady, and Howard Scott as Strings, the poor 
old fiddler, contributed a splendid bit of character 
acting. 

At the Burbank Theater Mary Van Buren in 
"Lady Windermere's Fan" this week carried the 
part of Mrs. Erlynne with an art that is rarely seen 
upon the stage of a theater which maintains a stock 
company. This most popular of Oscar Wilde's 
comedies abounds in clever epigrams. It is a search- 
ing social study and the role of the adventuress, 
who has the heart of a woman, is one of the best 
drawn in dramatic literature. Miss Elsie Esmond 
as Lady Windemere was not altogether acceptable, 
but she improved after the first few performances. 
The scenery and costumes were quite above the 
average offerings at the Burbank, and that means 
much for them. 

"Checkers," much advertised as the opening at- 
traction of the season at the Mason Opera House, 
was a disappointment to the good sized first night 
audience that went to see the play. The company- 
was mediocre and the slangy melodrama was un* 
worthy as an offering to a public that seeks the 
best. 



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NOTES FROM THE STUDIOS 

■-man St. Clair, who has been exhibiting Ins 
pictures in Mrs. Idah Meachaoi Strobridge's "Lit- 
tle Corner of Local \rt." has sold eleven of his 
watei tr Borg will be the next ex- 

hibitor, November m to December _\ Later Miss 
Lilian Drain's monotypes will be seen in the Arn 
gallery. 

i ',. P. Neilson's exhibition at Steckel's gallerj 
continued to attract many visitors tliis week, Mr. 
Neilson paints California scenes with an authority 
developed from long stud) of nature as revealed 
in many moods along the Pacific coast He is an 
artist whose work is always worthy of a man of high 
ambitions. The water colors have been much 
praised by critics and fellow artists, who welcome 
the San Francisco painter as an important addition 
to the Los Angeles colony of faithful workers in 
the world beautiful. 

The Art Students' League is growing so rapidly 
that its founder and directors, Antony E. Ander- 
son and Hanson Puthuff, feel encouraged to enlarge 
the scope of the organization. Joseph Greenbaum 
and C. r. Neilson have classes that meet every day, 
while Mr. Puthuff instructs a night life class. 
These are so well attended that classes in modeling 
and designing will be formed as soon as possible. 

Miss Fannie E. Duvall, wdio has been traveling 
in Italy since last spring, is now in Paris, where 
she will pass the winter. Miss Duvall is working 
hard and will bring home many pictures next au- 
tumn. 

Joseph Greenbaum is preparing for an exhibition 
of his work. He has flitted up a studio in the 
Blanchard building and is now engaged on several 
important portraits. Mr. Greenbaum brought back 
from Catalina a number of pictures that reveal in 
him unusual talents as a marine painter. 

Theodore Wores opened his beautiful studio in 
the Hotel Alexandria to a number of guests Tues- 
day afternoon, when be gave a private view of 
several new pictures. Mrs. Randolph Miner poured 
tea for the visitors, who included Mrs. Hancock 
Banning, Mr. and Mrs. George Denis, Miss Echo 
Allen, Captain Miner and Boris de Londonier. 

* * * 
SOCIETY'S DOINGS 

Chester Silent and Miss Florence Silent arc at 
Del Monte. 

Airs. Louise B. Glass, Mrs. Jacob Jepson and 
Miss Glass of Hollywood will give a large tea next 
Saturday afternoon. 

Mrs. Michael J. Connell, Mrs. Jack Foster and 
Mrs. William May Garland are visiting in the 
East. They will not return until the holidays. 

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Thorpe will return from 
their wedding trip November 5. when they will 
take possession of their new home in Covina. 

Dne of the events in the younger social set will 
be the dance to be given by the Westlake Tennis 
club at Kramer's this evening, in honor of the Stan- 
ford football team. 



Ilarr\ L. Blood of New York has been visiting 

m Los Angeles. Mr. Blood found many friends who 
knew him as the author of amusing popular songs, 
and he proved himself to he a mosl entertaining 
dinner guest. 

L. S. Curtis, who ha> made a stud) of Indian life, 
talked to the F.bell club at its meeting la-t Mon 
day. Mr. Curtis displayed many photographs oi 
Indians and told tales of real life that were far 
stranger than fiction. 

Miss Mary Goodrich Read ami Miss Constance 
Van Etten Collins gave a dance last evening at J,^2S 
Thompson street, the home of Miss Read. Mem- 
bers of the senior class of the Girls' Collegiate 
SChl ol were the guests of honor. 

Mrs. Rufus II. Ilerron has issued invitations for 
a lea October 30 from three to five o'clock at her 
home, 2700 Severance street. At this tea Miss 
Edith Severance will be introduced to society. The 
debutante is a thoroughly trained musician and 
possesses a voice of beautiful quality. 

Among the San Franciscans who have come to 
live in Los Angeles are two who bear historic 
names, Mrs. J. H. Sark and her daughter, Miss 
Molly Stark. Miss Stark is a college girl who will 
be popuar in society. Mrs. Stark has taken the 
house at No. 1894 West Twenty-second street. 

After the session of the Friday Morning Club yes- 
terday Miss Neally Stevens entertained several of 
her friends at luncheon in her studio on the second 
floor of the club building. Among her guests were 
Mrs. F. I. Wilson and Mrs. S. C .Wilson of Chicago, 
Mrs. Henry Payot, formerly . president of the 
Forum Club of San Francisco, and her daughter, 
Mrs. Russell, Mrs. James Warren and Mrs. W. A. 
Spalding. 

Announcement of the marriage of Colonel L. J. C. 
Spruance and Mrs. Mary Baxter Kelsey last week 
in San Diego surprised many of their friends in 
Los Angeles and Pasadena, who are now planning 
entertainments in honor of the bride and bride- 
groom. Colonel Spruance is vice-president of the 
Jonathan Club and has occupied a leading place 
among the bachelor club men of Southern Califor- 
nia. Mrs. Spruance, who is the daughter of John 
F. Baxter, formerly a Pittsburgh banker, has been 
a favorite in Pasadena society. 

So many balls are promised for this season that 
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
is wise to give its entertainment before Thanks- 
giving. Mrs. William J. Scholl has provided a musi- 
cal programme which is to precede the dance, Sat- 
urday evening, November 3, at Kramer's. Those 
on the pragramme are : Miss Estelle Catherine 
Heartt, Miss Joanna F. Kinsinger, Miss Belle Ham- 
burger. Signor Domenico Russo and the Euterpean 
Quartette. Mrs. W. W. Turner of Pasadena is 
chairman of the hospitality committee. The pat- 
ronesses of the bah are: Mrs. E. T. Stimson, Mrs. 
R. L. Horton. Mrs. N. B. Blackstone, Miss Evelvn 
Hamburger, Mrs. F. W. Braun, Mrs. Mary Briggs, 
Mrs. Willoughby Rodman, Mrs. George Drake 
Ruddy, Mrs.'S. J. Variel. Mrs. W. J. Scholl. Mrs. 
W. W. Neuer. Mrs. J. T. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Emily 
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Arthur Letts, R. L. Horton, George A. Montgom- 
ery, A. E. Little, B. H. Cass, F. W. Blanchard, 
Stoddart Jess, J. H. Jevne, O. P. Clark, Lamar A. 
Harris, R. A. Rowan, William A. Bonynge, Grant 
Jackson and L. C. Gates. 

Lieutenant-General and Mrs. Adna R. Chaffee 
have as house guests Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards 
of Santa Rosa. 

Mrs. Lynn Helm and Mrs. Scott Helm of No. 
2653 Ellendale avenue gave a chrysanthemum gar- 
den party yesterday that proved to be one of the 
most beautiful fetes given in many days. Chrysan- 
themums were used lavishly in the decorations and 
the entertainment was as novel as it was pictur- 
esque. 

E. E. Hewlett this week took possession of the 
handsome residence of Mrs. O. W. Childs on West 
Adams Heights. Mr. Hewlett has come to Los 
Angeles from San Francisco, where his family oc- 
cupied a prominent place in society, and doubtless 
the Childs' mansion will be often opened for brill- 
iant entertainments. 

Mrs. J. Ross Clark and her daughter, Mrs. Henry 
Carleton Lee, gave a luncheon last Tuesday in 
honor of Mrs. Ernest Hamilton, who is visiting 
her mother, Mrs. William H. Bonsall. The follow- 
ing guests were present: Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. 
Nathaniel Wilshire, Mrs. Walter Leeds, Mrs. Rob- 
ert Rowan, Mrs. J. K. Clark, and Miss Lou Winder. 

Mrs. Charles Hudson of the City of Mexico, who 
has been visiting her sister, Mrs. C. E. Payne, No. 
939 Burlington avenue, will return to her home 
tomorrow. Mrs. Hudson has been much enter- 
tained since she came to Los Angels. She was 
guest of honor this week with Mrs. W. W. Neuer, 
Mrs. I. L. Hibbard and Mrs. Valentine Peyton. 

Miss Anna Hill sailed this week for Italy to re- 
main a year. Miss Hill will become one of the 
faculty of the Girls' Florentine School in Florence, 
Italy. For six years she has been an instructor in 
the Girls' Collegiate School of Los Angeles, and the 
recognition of her work from a foreign institution is 
an honor that has been well earned. Miss Hill and 
her sister, Miss Louise Nixon Hill, are favorites 
in society. They have made their home with their 
sister, Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, at No. 1101 West 
Adams street, which has been the center of a literary 
and musical coterie. It is expected that Miss Anna 
Hill will return to California next autumn. 

Leo Cooper spoke before the Southern California 
Women's Press club in Burbank Hall last Thurs- 
day evening on "The Modern English Drama." 
His address was a polished, scliolarly analysis of 
conditions that affect the stage today. Mr. Cooper 
devoted part of his time to the giving of advice that 
will help ambitious playwrights. Four of the mem- 
bers of the Press Club have written plays that have 
been produced by well-known managers, and it is 
said that a number of their associates have ambitions 
in this department of literary work. Mr. Cooper's 
lecture was an event of special interest and it at- 
tracted an audience of good size. 

One of the prettiest of this season's balls was 
given, Thursday evening, in the Woman's club 
house by Mr and Mrs. Henry J. Woollacott of 1115 



South Alvarado street in honor of their daughter, 
Miss Margaret' Woollacott. The club house was 
elaborately decorated for the occasion and it pre- 
sented a pretty background for the debutante and 
her receiving party: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woolla- 
cott, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Woollacott, Dr. and Mrs. 
Karl Kurtz, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lawler, Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Liddell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. How- 
land, Miss Mamie Young, Miss Hildreth Maier, 
Miss Louise Nelson and Miss Bertha Ducommon. 

A wedding that had something more than a social 
interest took place this week. Ulpiana F. Del Valle, 
owner of the old Camulos ranch, famous as the 
home of Mrs. Helen Hunt Jackson's heroine, Ra- 
mona, and Miss Clara Arcadia Dowling were mar- 
ried last Monday morning in St. Vincent's church. 
The bride, who is a brunette of unusual beauty, 
wore a gown of white crepe de chine and a veil 
fastened with orange blossoms from the orchard 
in which Alessandro is supposed to have worked. 
Her sister, Miss Dolores Dowling, was maid of 
honor and Arturo Oreno of Santa Barbara acted 
as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Del Valle will live in 
Los Angeles after their return from a long wedding 
journey. 

Miss Frances Coulter was the guest of honor 
today at an at home given by Mrs. Nathan Cole, Jr., 
and Mrs. R. L. McCrea, at the home of Mrs. Cole, 
4012 Pasadena avenue. The guests, members of the 
Delta Iota Chi sorority, had the pleasure of hearing 
several songs by Miss Blanche Donnell. Miss Coul- 
ter, who is to be one of the November brides, is 
being much entertained. She will be . married to 
Dr. R. P. McReynolds of Philadelphia early next 
month. Her cousin, Miss Inez Moore, will act as 
her maid of honor. The following have been chosen 
as bridesmaids : Misses Adele Brodtbeck, Eva 
Elizabeth Keating, Mary Chapman, Anna Chap- 
man, Charlene Coulter, Elsie Laux, Alice Harpham 
and Bertha Pollard. 

Madame Severance was guest of honor last Sat- 
urday evening at a meeting of the Severance Club, 
organized several months ago and named for the 
"mother of clubs." Once a fortnight the twenty 
members of this organization dine at Levy's and, 
while assembled at a large round table, discuss 
topics of social and economic importance. Last 
Saturday was a red letter night, for it was Madame 
Severance's first appearance at the club, which wel- 
comed its president, Dr. John R. Haynes, back from 
his summer trip to Europe. Dr. Haynes told about 
his visit to Russia, where he met revolutionists as 
well as prominent officials. As a close student of 
political conditions he made the most of his op- 
portunity to gather statistics and data bearing on 
the labor question, military affairs and the commer- 
cial outlook. He gave a vivid description of his 
visit to Moscow and Warsaw, where he and Mr. 
Baumgardt, his traveling companion, had the dis- 
tinction of being the only American tourists. They 
arrived in St. Petersburg the day after the resi- 
dence of General Stolypin was wrecked, when many 
guests at the reception which was in progress were 
killed. Dr. Haynes and Mr. Baumgardt visited the 
wrecked mansion, which was so closely guarded 
that it was almost impossible to go within sight 
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To Writers of Fiction 
Lasl the Pacific Outlook called the atten- 

tion tders to tlie fact that it desired - 

wholesome fiction, the scenes of which arc laid in 
Southern California in the case of the Christmas 
story, hut including any portion of the Southwest 
in the second instance. For the two stories which 
meet the approval of the judges, cash prizes will be 
awarded. Particulars regarding the competition 
will he found on the advertising pages. 

California is the home of a large number of young 
men ami women who have literary aspirations, as 
well as of many whose standing in the held of fic- 
tion is already firmly established. Too frequently 
it is the case that fiction written by an unknown 
author, no matter what its quality may he. is re- 
turned to the writer because the publisher or editor 
has on hand a superabundance of stories from the 
pens of those who have attained some degree of 
fame. And it likewise is often the case that the 
manuscript thus returned possesses merit superior 
to that attaching to the accepted story. 

Critics are just men or women, and none is infal- 
lible. The judgment of the young woman who buys 
and reads most of the best fiction as it is offered is 
apt to be better than that of the so-called critic, who 
is surrounded by an atmosphere that may be al- 
together too "literary" to allow him to acquire the 
reader's taste, however highly qualified he may 
be from the standpoint of intellectuality. 

The professional critic is not always the fairest 
critic. Realizing this fact, the Pacific Outlook has 
requested those who read for entertainment and di- 
version to select what they consider the two best 
stories from those that are submited in the com- 
petition. We believe that in arriving at a decision 
they will be influenced more by the story and the 
way in which it is told than by the purely literary 
standard of the production. We hope so, for that 
certainly would be the chief basis of the criticism 
offered by the Pacific Outlook. Style goes a long 
way, it is true ; but a brainless fop or a bejeweled 
washerwoman who has suddenly acquired wealth 
may wear a finer attire than a Kipling or an Eliot. 

If you have a good story to tell, write it. Do 
the best you can. Even if it fail in the competition 
for the prize it may be found worthy of production. 
If so, the Pacific Outlook will offer to buy it. Do 
not be deterred from entering the competition by 
the fact that you have not writen for publication or 
may have had all your stories returned to you. Re- 
member the anecdote of Robert Bruce and the spider 
— and try again. 

* * * 
Ruins That Are Ruins 

In one of the tourist parties that left Los Angeles 
early in the summer for an extended tour through 
Europe there was an elderly woman from San 
Francisco. This San Franciscan had gone through 



the earthquake and tire and she made the trip 

the purpose of recovering from the shock of the 
disaster. The tour proved a sad disappointment, 
however, for nothing < .1 1 the continent was hal 

big ..r x,, overpowering as the sights of California. 
When the old lad) reached Naples, Vesuvius was 

in a state of eruption, but one look at ii was enough 
— it was not half so awe inspiring as the burning 
1 all building. Nothing cam< up 1.. her expei ta 

lions, and after a month's sojourn in ltal\ sin- de- 
cided to return to the United States. After much 
argument she was persuaded to staj by promise that 
Rome would compensate for all disappointments. 
W nil a stoical patience the aged tourist endured all 
the discomforts of a summer in Italy. Then Rome 
was reached, but Rome did not come up to the 
guide book representations. 

At last, when there was nothing left but the ruins 
of the Coliseum, the old lady became cheerful in 
the thought that perhaps she might be able to boast 
of something astonishing. She was driven out to 
the Coliseum. The carriage stopped and her com- 
panions devoyage waited for her to be overpowered. 
She leaned back in the carriage after polishm- her 
glasses. No one spoke for ten minutes. Then in 
a slow- quavering voice the old lady said : 

"You don't think much of these ruins, do you- 
I can see more stones than these right from my 
back yard in San Francisco, and they haven't a 
single piece of twisted iron or a battered safe in the 
whole building. I guess I'll go back to the coast 
where I can see ruins that are ruins." 

And she bought a Cook's return ticket next day. 

* * * 

lohe Mantle of Charity 

Send your check, or draft, or the cash, in any 
amount from a dollar or less up to fifty thousand 
dollars, to the Pacific Outlook, to be deposited to 
the credit of the Los Angeles Playground Commis- 
sion. Do not forget that in doing something for 
the children of the poor you are accumulating a 
handsome balance on the credit side of the Great 
Ledger. 

* * * 

K6c Saner View 
The Los Angeles-Pacific has seen a great light 
and has agreed to accept what the city is willing to 
give it in the nature of a franchise. Inasmuch as 
the city is not willing to concede everything the 
corporation asks, the railway people have found it 
expedient to take a saner view of the situation, and 
now stand prepared to build their double track 
through the proposed tunnel on Hill street, between 
First and Temple. Another tunnel, from Temple 
street to Sunset boulevard, will be opened on a pri- 
vate right of way owned by the company, providing 
the city confers upon it perpetual ownership. In 
return for this privilege the company is willing to 
agree' that the city, at its discretion, may use half 
of the tunnel if it will bear half of the cost of con- 
struction and maintenance. Further than this, the 
company expresses a willingness to bear half of 
that portion of the expense of the tunnel between 
First and Temple streets which remains after the 
emplovment of the ?8,ooo to be devoted to the 
purpose by the city. The more southerly of these 
two tunnels will be fiftv-five feet in width, unless 



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the original plans are altered, making it the widest 
in the world, it is said. 

This project, if consummated, cannot fail to prove 
of great benefit to the work of developing the north 
end of the city. Little opposition to the granting 
of a railway franchise has been manifested, but the 
most prudent members of the council, representing 
the best public spirit, have shown no inclination to 
be bulldozed into compliance with the demand that 
they agree to a proposition looking to a perpetual 
franchise conferring, among other things, the right 
to haul freight through one of the principal thor- 
oughfares of the city. The Los Angeles-Pacific has 
set a good example to the other local railway cor- 
porations. It apparently has come to a realization 
of the fact that this municipality is not to perform 
an act that is practically equivalent to giving to a 
railway corporation title to public streets, regardless 
of the errors of the past. 

* * * 

Our Commercial Relations 

The seventeenth annual session of the Trans- 
mississippi Commercial Congress to be held in the 
great Convention Hall in Kansas City November 20 
to 23 inclusive promises to be one of the most 
distinctly representative gatherings in the history 
of that body. California will be well represented. 
Among those who will deliver addresses are Gov- 
ernor Pardee and H. D. Loveland, president of the 
Pacific Coast Jobbers' Association. Congressman 
Ransdell, president of the National River and Har- 
bor Association, will discuss projects for the better- 
ment of our water transportation facilities, and in 
all probability he will touch upon our own San 
Pedro harbor. Secretary Root will deliver an il- 
luminating address on "The possibilities of estab- 
lishing direct trade relations between the Missis- 
sippi valley states and South and Central American 
countries." It is to be regretted that the head of 
the Department of State has not included in his 
paper some data on the possibilities of closer trade 
relations between the southern countries and the 
Pacific coast. The information gained by the sec- 
retary during his recent visit to the South Ameri- 
can countries will be of great interest to the country 
at large, and it is to be hoped that it will stimulate 
not only the Mississippi valley but the Pacific 
coast to greater effort toward an enhancement of 
trade relations between the two American con- 
tinents. 

* # * 

Value of the Small Industry- 
Long Beach is to have an asbestos factory, pro- 
vided the promoters of the enterprise can sell stock- 
aggregating $7500 in value. Inasmuch as the pro- 
posed enterprise will be the only one of the kind 
west of Chicago and will help to develop one of the 
natural resources of California the Long Beach 
people will exhibit wisdom in making the establish- 
ment of the industry possible with little delay. A 
dozen manufacturing enterprises employing an av- 
erage of ten or fifteen men each are worth more to 
any small city than one giving employment to 150 
to 200 men. 

* * * 

The Cry of the Schools 

The city health officer, Dr. Powers, in calling 
attention to the unsanitary state of some of the city 



school buildings, has simply placed a strong em- 
phasis on a statement as to conditions that have 
been recognized for some time past. It is useless 
for us to attempt to relegate this question to the 
rear. We may as well candidly admit that the 
conditions in some of the school houses are most 
deplorable. The facts cannot be disguised. Nor 
should they be. The thing to do is to meet them. 
The tremendous increase in the number of school 
children has given to the school authorities a task 
of proportions that might confuse and dishearten 
less capable men. Fortunately the present authori- 
ties will be able to cope with the problem, provided, 
of course, they receive the hearty and immediate 
co-operation of the citizens of- Los Angeles in the 
mater of money, among other things, and of the 
Board of eHalth. The question is one of the utmost 
importance, and every parent and every public- 
spirited citizen of Los Angeles should make it his 
business to do everything possible to encourage 
and assist the proper authorities. Sacrifices may 
welll be made in other municipal departments for 
the purpose of clearing the path to the immediate 
betterment of our public schools. 

# * * 

JK Suburban Appeal 

The inhabitants of the suburban tract known as 
the Cahuenga valley and of East Hollywood are 
beginning to fret and chafe over the delinquency 
of the city council in the matter of annexation. They 
have been waiting ever since May 14, when they 
filed a petition containing more than six thousand 
names, and they do not want to be forced to wait 
any longer. Under the regulations now governing 
them they cannot construct paved streets and make 
other improvements which they have desired for 
some time past. The council's delinquency, pos- 
sibly due to the urgency of demands made by 
political fence construction companies, has been 
impressed upon that body, and the indications now 
point to definite action before the lapse of an entire 
year from the date of the original application. 

* * * 

Zf>6e Mob and the Gag 

The first round in the political finals has been 
finished, and the tricky player, in making a hurried 
play, has exposed his entire hand. In any game in 
the whole category excepting that of politics this 
would mean certain defeat for the party who had 
not kept his cards well under cover. 

In the Republican primaries Tuesday the people 
of Los Angeles were afforded an exhibition that was 
highly edifying. Were Los Angeles located on 
Manhattan Island, with a Croker or a Murphy on 
the throne, the tactics employed by the "machine" 
might have passed with little more than a hopeless 
shrug of the shoulders, but that this fair metropolis 
of the Southwest should be compelled to submit 
to the arrogance and insolence of men whose con- 
tempt of all things decent and honest in civic af- 
fairs has come to be a base by-word is a smudge 
upon the name of the city. 

There is but one thing that can wipe out the 
iniquity of the outrage perpetrated Tuesday, and 
that is a revolutionary movement of overwhelming 
proportions. If the sovereign citizens of Los An- 
o-eles fully realized how thoroughly advertised their 



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state of subjugation to Southern Pacific bossism 
had become in other quarters of the land, party 
lines would be obliterated instanter among men 

who take any interest whatever in civic honor. It 
is the only possible remedy, and the more quickly 
it is applied and the mure powerful is the dose, the 
more nearh complete and permanent will the 
cure be. 

Much of this agitation for just decent, clean, 
honest government is probably wasted. But the 
majority must rule, and if the majority favors a con- 
tinuance of what, in principle, approaches mob rule 
under the gag law. why. then, mob rule and the gag 
law will remain supreme. But what a spectacle con- 
fronts us when a man like J. M. Elliott, the pres- 
ident of one of the greatest banks in the West, is 
compelled to forego the privilege of voting at a 
primary election because he will not swear that he 
will support the ticket nominated by the parly. with 
which he affiliates ! 

* * * 

A Circus That Did Not Shock 
Members of the junior class of the high school at 
Long Beach have succeeded in awakening the pros- 
perous beach city from it pleasant serenity with a 
society circus that made the staid citizens open their 
eyes. Not long ago a vaudeville actress, who was 
interviewed by a San Francisco newspaper man, 
said that Long Beach was too good to exist in this 
age of progress. She explained that her repertoire 
passed the censor, but her clothes were too gay. 
The circus proved that Long Beach can enjoy the 
right sort of fun and that pretty costumes are ap- 
preciated. 

The morning parade of automobile floats attracted 
crowds to the tent where Miss Grace Moody's well- 
trained performers were to be seen. One hundred 
stars appeared in the sawdust ring. There was not 
one ordinary, everyday subordinate in the troupe, 
which included Misses Helen Marion, Edna Rich- 
ards, Jessie Lambert, Ethel Howe, Sadie Hough, 
Martha Cole, Lucille Davis, Vira Craig, Edna Gar- 
field, Mildred Wilborn, Anna Musetter, Ruth 
Staley, Grace Haight, Ruth Yeomans, Katherine 
Head, Ruth Andrews, Florence Pattee, Olive Cas- 
sell, Phoebe Metz, Edna Porterfield, Laura Brown, 
Flora Schilling and Suzle Paschall. John Clayton, 
Paul Schmidt, Ralph Scott, Merrill Foote, Harry 
Riley and Chester French acted as clowns. 

* * * 

A "Word of Approbation 
Sunnycrest, Pasadena, Cal., Oct. 23, 1906. 
Dear All-of-You : 

A thousand congratulations and a hundred thou- 
sand good wishes for the Pacific Outlook ! If you 
are a "good stayer" as you are a "good looker," 
you'll be here a thousand years. This is a big 
country — take all the room you want. And fill it 1 
Cordially yours, 

Robert J. Burdette. 

* * * 

Miss Alberta Denis, No. 610 Westlake avenue, 
was hostess at a pretty dinner party in honor of 
Miss Nina Patton, who is soon to make her debut 
at a ball to be given at Kramer's. The following 
were among the guests: Misses McNeil, Herron, 
Davidson, and Chamberlain, Messrs. Howard, de 
Londonier, Chamberlain, Ingraham, and Dr. Wil- 
liams. 



Prize Story Contest 



•JThe Pacific Outlook wants a stirring Christ- 
mas Story — the scene laid in Southern Califor- 
nia and California life depicted. 
•JTo the author of the best story of this character 
submitted to the editor a cash prize of Fifty 
Dollars in Gold will be awarded. 
fJTo the author of the best general story, the 
scenes of which are laid in the Southwest, a cash 
prize of Twenty-Five Dollars in Gold will be 
awarded. 

^[Neither story must contain less than 3500 nor 
more than 6000 words. 

^Manuscripts must be typewritten on one side 
of the paper only, and sent to the editor, mark- 
ed "Prize Story Contest." 

C[A11 manuscripts entered for the Christmas 
story prize must be in this office before noon of 
December 1, 1906. The manuscripts for the 
general story must be sent to us before noon 
of January 5, 1907. 

•JEach manuscript must be accompanied by the 
full name and address of the writer inclosed in 
a sealed envelope. If it be desired that manu- 
scripts be returned to the writers, postage for 
that purpose must be inclosed. 
•[[The reputation of the writers will not be con- 
sidered in making the awards. In no case will 
the name of the author be known to the judges 
who are to pass upon the merits of the story. 
tJThree or more judges (who are in no way 
identified with The Pacific Outlook) will pass 
upon the manuscripts and indicate which shall 
receive the prize. 

•JThe contest is open to all, the only require- 
ment being that every contestant must be a re- 
gular yearly subscriber to the paper, or must 
send his or her year's subscription, with pay- 
ment in advance, when the manuscript is sub- 
mitted. 

CflThe editors can not undertake to enter into 
correspondence with prospective contestants 
regarding the competition. 
•JRead the editorial announcement. 

The Pacific Outlook Co. 

420-22-23 Chamber of Commerce 

Los Angeles, Cal. 



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Shake Out the Chaff 

. The manner in which the work of registering 
voters is sometimes carried on in Los Angeles 
county is well illustrated by an incident occurring 
during the spring registration. That may seem a 
long way back, but the Pacific Outlook is only a 
week old, and the story has never been printed, 
anyway. 

A pompous deputy sheriff, wearing the insignia 
of his office, called at the Fulton engine works on 
North Main street and proceeded to secure signa- 
tures to official looking documents which, accord- 
ing to his statement, were registration blanks for 
the use of voters who found it inconvenient or im- 
possible to visit the regular registration places. 
When two of the men there employed asked to be 
allowed to read the paper before attaching their 
signatures he arose in his dignity and declared 
that as he was an officer of the law, as indicated by 
the pretty token of office which adorned his apparel, 
•he considered their demands preposterous. If two 
common, ordinar)' citizens, just plain voters, could 
not take his word, the word of an officer and a 
gentleman, bygumsir, he would tear the — ir >ers up, 
which he did, and the polling lists were shy at least 
two voters. 

How many similar instances have occurred never 
will be known. If the sheriff's office possesses any 
more treasures like this deputy, that department of 
our county government certainly needs a thorough 
winnowing. 

* * * 
Better Roads the Chief Topic 

The convention of the various civic bodies of 
Southern California which opened Thursday morn- 
ing in Pasadena and concluded Friday afternoon 
was an event of genuine importance to a variety 
of interests. One of the most important themes 
brought up for discussion by the delegates was that 
relating to good roads for Los Angeles count)'. The 
need for reform in the management of the rural 
highways, of which California is prone to boast, 
has strongly impressed those who have taken the 
time and trouble to investigate the matter. T. J. 
Ashby, who has made a thorough study of the 
problem, has drafted plans for a perfect system of 
highways and parks throughout the county, and a 
discussion of the project as outlined by him oc- 
cupied more time than any other feature of the 
convention. 

The convention was in session so late in tfje week 
that it is impossible for the Pacific Outlook to 
present more than a brief resume of its labors. In 
addition to the address of Mr. Ashby and the dis- 
cussion of his plan, the programme provided for 
addresses by A. J. Bertonneau, vice president of the 
Pasadena Board of Trade ; Mayor Waterhouse of 
Pasadena, the Rev. Robert J. Burdette, D. D. ; 
George H. Stewart, vice president of the Los An- 
geles Chamber of Commerce; Hon. John A. Good- 
rich, Prof. Carl Plehn of the University of Cali- 
fornia; Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of Stan 
ford University ; John C. FitzGerald, former city 
attorney of Pasadena; A. P. Fleming of Los An- 
geles, C. A. Day, Pasadena member of the county 
highway commission, and Thos. Earley. 



ALONG THE RING'S HIGHWAY 

During the season of the San Bernardino County 
Fruit Exchange shipped 636 cars of fruit, which 
netted about half a million dollars to the producers, 
in spite of the fact that they paid the railroads 
$220,000 for transportation, refrigeration, etc. 

A number of citizens of Long Beach are making 
plans for the creation of a handsome park along the 
bluff from Chestnut street to American avenue, but 
the project is being' discouraged by others on ac- 
count of the prospective burden of expense attach- 
ing to the undertaking. 

Hotel Green will open its doors November 24 for 
the accommodation of a large party of excursionists, 
the first big one of the season. This is the earliest 
date for its opening in the history of that famous 
hostelry, and is taken to mean that the tourist sea- 
son of 1906-7 will be a record breaker. 

Soon after the beginning of the year 1907 work 
will be inaugurated upon a large casino and con- 
vention hall in Pasadena, unless the present plans 
to that end should fail. A fine site has been secured 
on West Colorado street and the work of raising 
funds for the building is well under way. The 
surrounding grounds are to be as beautiful as art 
and nature can make them. The whole thing will 
be a Pasadena product, and that is all that needs 
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THE CHILD FATHER TO THE MAN 



Public Playgrounds of Los Angeles 

Exert Over 

"Directed play affords the best opportunity and 

method of developing manners, morals and citizen- 
ship." 

To one woman in Los Angeles the truth of this 
sentence came with such insistent force that she 
could not rest until she had done something for 
the thousands of children assembled after school 
hours in the streets and alleys of the city. 

Mrs. Willoughby Rodman has many interests, 
social and philanthropic. She is a member of clubs 
and she is a patron of the arts. Best of a.11, she is 
mother of two boys through whom she lias a close 
kinship with the magic world of childhood. With 
superb faith and unflagging energy Mrs. Rodman 
went to work to establish public playgrounds. The 
story of her campaign in behalf of the citizens of 
tomorrow is a long one — too long to be told in detail. 
It is enough to know what has been accomplished 
since 1904, when attention was called to what was 
slowly recognized as a civic need of foremost im- 
portance. 

Today the Playground Commission is as much 
a part of the municipal machinery of Los Angeles 
as the Board of Health or the Board of Education. 
It exists quite independently of all other bodies 
and it is doing a work so magnificent that it is now 
known as an economic factor of tremendous power. 
Its members are: Mrs. Willoughby Rodman, Miss 
ISessie Stoddart. Dr. George Cole, Eugene Fish- 
burn and H. M. Barstow. 

The commission has six playgrounds. The three 
on Utah, New Macy and Castellar streets are turned 
over to the Board of Education during the summer 
vacation. Caretakers are employed and the results 
of each season's experiments have proved that these 
recreation centers are of inestimable value as ad- 
juncts to the school system of the city. The com- 
mission owns three acres in Echo Park, an ideal 
location offering beautiful possibilities which are 
sure to be realized by the indefatigable efforts of 
the members of the Playground Commission. 

The best known playground is between Atlantic 
and Violet streets. Visitors who desire to see what 
is being clone for the children may reach it on the 
East Mateo street car line. A piece of ground 
three hundred feet square is admirably equipped 
with many devices for the amusement of boys and 
girls of every age. Gates open hospitably to all 
who may desire to enjoy the pleasure fields where 
swings and see-saws, sand boxes and merry-go- 
rounds invite to joyful dalliance. There are no 
race distinctions and the Mongolian may here ex- 



and the Wonderful Influence They 
Our Youth 

perience the delights of a democracj more liberal 

than that to which he must how when he is older. 

In one corner of the grounds is an open air gym- 
nasium. Under a high roof is installed complete 

apparatus for the physical development of the bo) 
Just beyond the gymnasium is the football held. 
The various teams have the advantage of first-rate 

coaching ,,n the gridiron, for Will McLcllan. di- 
rector of play, is an expert who knows how to mak< 
the best of material offered him. He is wise in 
training the boys in the gymnasium and his advice 
is sought by all the hundreds of ■'regulars," who feel 
themselves the joint proprietors of the grounds. 

Charles Raitt, superintendent of all the play- 
grounds, lives in a picturesque little bungalow' that 
faces the street near the big gate. At the back it 
opens on the playground. Next to it is the little 
shop now used for a library, and beyond this build- 
ing is the clinic where a nurse is on duty. Twice 
a day a physician stops to care for any child who 
may be injured or to make examinations for the 
gymnasium. The boys, soon after they become 
interested in "directed play," begin to feel a pride 
in their physical development. Strange to say, they ' 
seldom indulge in any rough antics in which they 
might injure one another and there never has been 
a serious accident since the grounds were opened. 
Although boys are in the majority every day on 
the playgrounds, girls find many provisions for their 
amusement. There are bean bag games, sliding 
boards and boat swings, not to mention many other 
devices. A high board fence separates the girls' 
special strip of ground from that of the boys, al- 
though boys under eight years of age are permitted 
on the girls' side of the fence. 

The library, which is open Mondays and Wed- 
nesdays from four to five o'clock, is one of the 
chief of the children's joys. The books have been 
read until they are dog-eared and worn. Miss 
Wheelock, the librarian, is loved by all who come 
within sound of her voice, for she is a story teller 
with a gift that amounts to genius. The hour in 
which she becomes a living book, more fascinating 
than any on the shelves, draws immense crowds, 
and no theatrical star ever had audiences so appre- 
ciative or so enthusiastic as those that listen 
breathlessly to this gentle woman with an inspiring 
personality. 

The daily attendance at this playground varies 
from one hundred to one thousand. The average 
is about four hundred. On Sundays the gates are 
not closed and Sunday afternoons scores of little 



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colored girls gather in the pleasant corner where 
there are seats carefully dusted so that the Sabbath 
finery may not be damaged. Two Chinese children 
are regular visitors, and, now and then, others of the 
yellow race mingle with the crowds. 

Mrs. Rodman has plans for a club house to be 
placed on one corner of this playground and there 
are to be baths provided for boys and girls. In 
connection with the baths a large plunge will be 
built. 

Recently the long-desired property for a play- 
ground in the eighth ward has been acquired. It 
is on St. John street, one block east of Main street, 
and is 120 by 200 feet in dimensions. It was bought 
for $8200, a price considered a great bargain. The 
city contributed $7,000 and Mayor McAleer and 
Dr. Lamb, the park commissioner, obtained $1,200 
by subscription from manufacturers in Los Angeles. 
There are two houses on the property. One of 
these will be used by the playground superintendent 
and the other will serve as a storeroom. 

It is the plan to make this eighth ward play- 
ground a "social center that shall be conducted along 
the plan of the Alfred Corning Clark institution 
in New York. A main building, modeled on Greek 
lines, is to serve as a social hall. Here will be a 
library, reading room, a gymnasium and a large 
auditorium. There are to be public baths and a 
laundry at which women of the neighborhood will 
be able to do the family washing with the least 
possible effort. Trees and flowers will be planted 
around the buildings and there will be a large 
water garden where the children may enjoy the 
study of aquatic plants. It is the dream of the com- 
mission to make this one of the beauty spots of the 
city. The best architects and landscape gardeners 
will be employed, when there is money for the 
building. 

No one doubts the value of this project as a step 
in municipal progress. It is estimated that from 
$50,000 to $75,000 will be needed for the necessary 
•improvements. This year the commission has 
$15,000 of the city's money to be used in play- 
ground, but there is not a dollar of this that can be 
diverted to the new piece of property, inasmuch 
as the current expenses of the five recreation places 
will use every cent. 

Before the playground back of Mateo street was 
opened there were six or seven arrests a week 
among the boys of the neighborhood. Since the 
children have been absorbed in wholesome diver- 
sions there has not been one arrest. The juvenile 
court has been relieved of from twenty-five to thirty 
cases a month from this single venture. As a 
money-saving enterprise, playgrounds have proved 
to be more than satisfactory. The extension of their 
scope so that the parents of the children will profit 
by them means an increase in the good work to 



such an extent that thousands of dollars will be 
saved for the city, while what is more precious than 
money — human usefulness — will be preserved. 

It has been truly said that "the boy without a 
playground is father to the 'man without a job," and 
sociological investigations have established facts 
that cannot be gainsaid. Practical philanthropies 
that have had their origin in the sympathetic im- 
pulse of women have developed into institutions 
of national importance. Among these none has 
more significance than this movement toward the 
maintenance of playgrounds in the principal cities 
of the United States. In Washington, D. C, so 
much has been accomplished that in one of his 
annual messages President Roosevelt gave hearty 
commendation to this branch of work at the na- 
tional capital. The President said : 

"Public playgrounds are necessary means for 
the development of wholesome citizenship in mod- 
ern cities. It is important that the work inaugurated 
here through voluntary efforts should be taken up 
and extended through Congressional appropriation 
of funds sufficient to equip and maintain numerous 
convenient small playgrounds upon land which can 
be secured without purchase or rental. It is also 
desirable that small vacant places be purchased and 
reserved as small park playgrounds in densely popu- 
lated sections of the city which now have no public 
open spaces and are destined soon to be built up 
solidly." 

Los Angeles is peculiarly adapted for the estab- 
lishment of ideal social centers. The mild climate, 
which enables children to live out of doors, the 
possibilities in the line of gardening and the char- 
acteristic California architecture provide opportuni- 
ties not found in any other large city in the United 
States. 

Because it has been proved that many benefits 
accrue to the city from the playgrounds, and be- 
cause it is not wise to delay in any work which 
means so much for the public welfare, the Pacific 
Outlook will open a popular subscription list for 
a fund for the improvement of the eighth ward 
grounds. 

* * * 
All Help 

The San Francisco catastrophe frightened thous- 
ands of timid Nobles (why should a noble be timid ? 1 
of the Mystic Shrine, and the 1906 meeting of the 
imperial council of that order, scheduled to have 
been held here last May, was postponed. But over 
a hundred thousand Shriners in America will soon 
be in possession of invitations for the meeting of 
1907 to be held here, and it is believed that nothing 
short of a cataclysm of nature will keep this city 
from witnessing a convention-spectacle the equal 
of which is rarely seen on the Pacific coast. Put 
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A BooK Worth Reading' 

Announcement that "The Saint," the last novel 
by the famous Italian author, Antonio Fogazzaro, 
has been added to the Index Librorum Prohibi- 
torum doubtless has quickened interest in the trans- 
lation, published in America by G. P. Putnam's 
Sons. Senator Fogazzaro, who is a loyal Catholic, 
had authorized the appearance of the bo ( ok in the 
United States before the sentence of the Congre- 
gation was passed, and he kept his contract with 
his publishers. 

Necessarily the novel loses much in translation, 
although M. Agnetti Pritchard has adhered as close- 
ly as possible to the original. "The Saint," even in 
its English form, is strangely fascinating in style. 
Like all the greatest works it deals more 
with the realm of thought than with the world of 
action. Scenes remarkable in cumulative emotion or 
superb tragedy follow one another, but the reader 
feels a continual tension on mind and heart, even 
while the religious controversies and political prob- 
blems that disturb the Roman Catholic church are 
being discussed. 

Although "The Saint" has been declared heretical 
and is objectionable to the church because of its evi- 
dent bias on the side of radical reforms in certain 
medieval practices which the author calls "ossified 
organisms," it is written with the breadth of view 
that characterizes the historian. Quite aside from 
its value as a study of religious and political condi- 
tions in Italy, "The Saint" has the widest possible 
interest, since it is pre-eminently a work of art. 

The author has held a high place in the world of 
letters for more than a quarter of a century. His 
latest novel deals with Piero Maironi and Jeanne 
Dessalle, whose love drama, "Piccolo Mondo 
Moderno," has become one of the modern Italian 
classics. Piero, who has loved Jeanne so desperate- 
ly that he forgot his insane wife, his church and 
all that might separate him from the woman of 
infinite charm, is introduced, three years after his 
repentance at the death bed of the poor demented 
creature that he had wronged. As Benedetto, the 
lay brother, he serves the peasants of the Sabine 
hills or ministers to the poor of Rome. Jeanne, 
who is a woman of wealth, and a free thinker with- 
out religious scruples, seeks always for her lost 
Piero. In sharp contrast to the fanatic, who by 
fasts and scourgings has reduced his physical 
strength until he is a shadow of the brilliant man 
of the world, Jeanne represents the temperament 
which places human love above all else. Endowed 
with the warmth of nature of the high bred Italian, 
she lives in the memory of Piero until by chance 
she discovers him in Benedetto, the humble gard- 
ener. The art of the novelist is revealed in his 
method of dealing with this love theme, which runs 
through every chapter and yet is never permitted 



to dominate, even at the last. To the end "the 
saint" compels Jeanne to respect his faith. 

Primarily the novel concerns itself with Italy and 
the church, but secondarily it presents a love stor}» 
that is as haunting and as tragic as that of Abelard 
and Heloise. Benedetto, steadfast in his devotion 
to the church, endures persecution, triumphs over 
tempation, and in the hour of death keeps his prom- 
ise to send for the woman whom he has put out of 
his life. There are scenes in which it is expected 
that Benedetto may forget his vow to Don Cle- 
mente that he will remain "unwed and poor, obed- 
ient always to the authority of the Holy Church," 
but the heart of the Piero who loved a woman is held 
in subjection beneath the borrowed habit worn by 
Benedetto. 

As a psychological analysis "The Saint" must 
be recognized as a piece of fiction that will outlive 
the times with which it deals. All classes of society 
appear in the pages of the book. The principal 
characters are sharply drawn. Among these are 
Giovanni Selva and his wife Maria, Don Clemente 
and Noemi d'Arxel. Senator Fogazzaro gives him- 
self space in which to elaborate his characters and 
to express their views, but the novel is not unduly 
extended in length. "The Saint" is a book to be 
read by men and women of every creed, for it is 
intensely human. 

[The Saint. By Antonio Fogazzaro. Transplated by 
M. Agnetti . Pritchard. G. P. Putnam's Sans, publishers. 
For sale by C. C. Parker.] 

* * * 

Uv liors He Nu It 

"My daughter has the phonetic spelling craze, 
and she has it bad — bad," lamented a West Seventh 
street father the other evening when the subject of 
the higher education of young women was brought 
up by a caller. "Day before yesterday I received 
this letter from her," he continued, drawing from 
his pocket a light-blue envelope about two inches 
wide and nine inches long. "It took me an hour to 
comprehend what she was driving at. If I find that 
they are teaching this stuff down at Vassarsley I'm 
going to send for her and see that she gets a degree 
from the Home Culinary College and Institute of 
Dietetic Art. Just read that." 

"Der Dade," the letter began. "I wuz tikld tu 
deth tu no yu had rekuvrd frum thu axidnt tu yur 
ne. If yu kannot be raor karfl yu had beter sel 
thu mashen. I nevr kard for thos big tunnos, 
enewa. I belev yur litl dawtr wil hav tu kum horn 
and tak kar uv yu. 

"Wei, Dade, whot du yu think? I ran down tu 
thu site yestrda, and whil I wuz wating for a kab 
Doktr Senior (yu uzd to no him as Doktr Seymour) 
rusht thru thu krowd, thru hiz arniz around me 
and akchualy kist me six or ait timz. He mad me 
so mad I — " 

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enough! I got ns far ;» that and quit. When she 

spelled 'made' and 'mad' the same way it 'made me 
mad' all the lunatics in the world these 

phonetic fellows are the worst. I can't see how 
scvelt ever lent himself — " 

"Wait a minute." interrupted "Dade's" caller. "I 
don't believe you finished the letter. Look at this 
last page." And here is a verbatim copy of the 
dosing sentences of "dawtr's" letter: 

"Well. Daddykins, what do yon think of that? 
The girl who rooms across the hall from me is 
trying to convert me to "fonetik" spelling, and I 
thought 1 would try it on you once, just to see how 

it looked. Isn't it perfectly absurd? 1 It took me 
over two hours to write this brief letter, for I 
spoiled three sheets of paper before I could get it 
wicked-looking enough to suit me — and you. dear- 
esl Daddykins. Of all the lunatics in the world 
these 'fonetik' fiends are the worst. I cannot see 
how Roosevelt ever lent himself — " 

"Hooray!" interrupted "Daddykins" as he sprang 
from his chair and performed half a dozen steps of 
the "highland fling." "Just like her old daddy ! Just 
like her daddy ! A chip oft" the old block. I knew it. 
Why, man. of course I knew it." 

* * * 

It Never Sleeps 

The federal government has promptly intervened 
in the trouble between San Pedro and the Southern 
Pacific relative to the attempted harbor grab, and 
to Congress is left the final settlement of the mat- 
ter. The well-known propensity of railroads for 
securing all of the land that they can get for nothing 
should actuate the people of San Pedro and Los 
Angeles to the immediate adoption of plans to fight 
the contention of that corporation in Congress from 
the beginning of the approaching session. 

It will be impossible to be too alert. The Cali- 
fornia delegation will have its hands full when the 
contest is opened, and it may be necessary to send 
to Washington an unofficial representative of the 
people with instructions to watch the insidious 
operations of the Southern Pacific as an old cat 
watches a mouse. The Southern Pacific is an ex- 
pert at "playing 'possum," but it never sleeps. 

* *f * 

In Contrast to His Opponent 
It would seem almost superfluous to offer any 
comment on the manner in which S. T. Eldridge, 
the Republican machine nominee for supervisor 
from the third district (or his political managers) 
is conducting his campaign, in view of the fact 
that he is opposing such a man as Dr. W. A. Lamb, 
the Non-Partisan candidate. In an advertisement 
in a local French paper it is boldly declared that 
Eldridge is in favor of a "wide open" town, so far 
as the sale of liquor is concerned, in these words: 
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of the French-speaking population because he is 
certain that he can satisfy their views concerning 
the free trade in wine and liquors in contrast to 
Lis opponent, who wages a determined war against 
the traffic." The humorous element in it all 
is that as supervisor Eldridge, if elected, will have 
no more to do with the liquor traffic in the city of 
Los Angeles than the shades of De Lesseps will 
have to do with the construction of the Panama 
canal. Let us pray that Eldridge will be hoist into 
political oblivion by his own petard. 

Cut in Haste — Repent at Leisure 

The astounding conditions entering into the con- 
duct of the Receiving Hospital, as indicated by the 
investigation into the death of Francisco Martinez, 
which has resulted in an indictment for manslaugh- 
ter against Dr. Freedman, one of the. surgeons con- 
nected with that institution, are loudly calling for 
the adoption of drastic measures looking toward 
radical improvement. Fortunately nothing has 
developed, so far as the public knows, which indi- 
cates that any other attaches of the hospital staff 
are involved in the scandal. 

Nothing is more thoroughly to be condemned in 
medical or surgical practice than willful neglect of 
any conceivable precaution against unnecessary 
suffering or loss of life. If trial juries in cases of 
this kind could be made to consist of surgeons ex- 
clusively, the chances are that more convictions and 
a higher degree of punishment would follow, for 
no class of professional or scientific men are more 
zealous in the protection of their reputations and 
the maintenance of a high standard of ethics in 
their ranks than physicians and surgeons — barring 
the charlatans. 

* * * 

Casual Observations 

That's a pretty good scheme for "depopulating the 
East" that those Ocean Park people have hit upon. 
Several well-known citizens of that town are en- 
gaging in a competition to see who can persuade the 
greatest number of his relatives to come to Cali- 
fornia to live. It is unquestionably true that the 
most beneficent advertising California receives 
comes through the individual efforts of its citizens ; 
and probably more people are attracted to Los An- 
geles through the labors of those whose years of 
residence here have been comparatively brief than 
through any other avenue. The contrast between 
the two sections of our great country is too strong, 
in such cases, not to make a most vivid impression. 
Let each of us organize himself into a club of one 
for the purpose of showing to our friends in the 
frost-bitten, flood-bound, tornado-ridden, caloric- 
infested and well nigh unthinkable-as-a-residence 
East, the folly of living elsewhere if they can live 
somewhere in the vicinity of 34 north and 118 west. 



The fact that the condition of some of the streets 
of Los Angeles is a disgrace should not be taken 
to mean exactly that it is a disgrace to the city. 
It is, however, a disgrace to the authorities hired 
by the municipality to see ,that the streets are kept 
in a cleanly condition. Immediate discharge would 
be the fate of any man performing such a wretched 
piece of work for a private citizen. We have in- 
dubitable evidence of indifference or incompetence 
on the part of the street department. About three 
weeks ago a gang of street employes was engaged 
in work near the corner of Union avenue and Shatto 
street without a foreman. "Wonder where we're 
going next," remarked one of the men after the 
task at which they had been employed was com- 
pleted in an indifferent manner. "Any old place," 
replied a fellow workman. "He (meaning the 
'boss') told us to work anywhere around here." 

The Young Women's Christian Association has 
decided to erett a five-story concrete building on 
Hill street, near Third, as soon as it is able to raise 
the fund of $150,000 which it regards as the mini- 
mum necessary to that end. The Los Angeles as- 
sociation is the largest in the world, and it surely 
ought to have a permanent home in keeping with 
its position. The sum asked is not large — for 
wealthy Los Angeles — and persistency on the part 
of those who have the matter in hand will bring 
its reward. The high aim of the Y. W. C. A. is so 
well-known that the simple announcement that it 
needs funds for this purpose should be followed 
by an immediate and hearty response. 

Los Angeles has suffered a distinct loss in the 
sudden death of Herman W. Hellman, which oc- 
curred last week. In this land of wonderful oppor- 
tunity, where thousands upon thousands have risen 
from poverty to great wealth, few who are remem- 
bered by the present generation rose so rapidly and 
so steadily in the financial world. Mr. Hellman was 
a widely recognized power in banking circles. It 
was not until after his death that even the approxi- 
mate extent of his benevolences became known. He 
seems to have obeyed the almost forgotten injunc- 
tion that one should not Jet the left hand know 
what the right hand doeth. 

It has remained for a woman, Mrs. Lottie Temple 
Logan of Los Angeles, to demonstrate the possi- 
bility of the culture of the banana to the point of 
perfect maturity under California skies. Plenty of 
sunshine and paucity of water have been the two 
important factors in the development of the ripened 
fruit, which is of large size and excellent flavor. 
Now if somebody would only stick to the pineapple ! 

The Honorable Abraham Ruef, San Francisco's 
most distinguished statesman, provides the greater 
portion of the encephalon governing the conduct of 
the campaign against Theodore Bell. Thank 
heaven that with all its faults Los Angeles has not 
yet been able to produce a replica of Ruef. It will 
be a Rueful day for the- City of Angels when it 
discovers his peer. 



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All eyes have been turned toward San Francisco 
during the past week. It is, indeed, a' sadly stricken 
city. At no time since the exciting days of the 
Vigilance Committee has the town stood in such 
need of strong men in the conduct of its affairs. 
For weeks past crime has been rampant. The streets 
have reeked with vice ; common thieves, highway- 
men and murderers have infested nearly every por- 
tion of the city; the day has contained nearly as 

great a degree of menace to life and 

A Sadly property as the night. Mayor 

Stricken City Schmitz, whose record during the 

terrible days immediately following 
the earthquake more than atoned for the weaknesses 
exhibited prior to that time, has deserted his city in 
a time of grave menace. Langdon, the district at- 
torney, though fully cognizant of the reign of crime. 
left the city to shift for itself in order that he might 
pursue an ignis fatuus. Neither is what may be 
considered a strong man, in any particular; still 
the presence of each at his post of duty during the 
past five or six weeks doubtless would have had 
its effect — some effect — upon the apaches who have 
roamed the streets at will. 

* * * 

The abandonment of their posts by Schmitz and 
Langdon at this particular time for the purpose of 
pursuing selfish ends has been one chief factor in 
the precipitation of the deplorable condition of af- 
fairs which San Francisco is now called upon to 
face, though not by any means a prime cause. The 
root of the overwhelming catastrophe has its source 
in another quarter, but it has been fondly nurtured 
by the caressing hand of official negligence and 

enriched by the black soil of licensed 

Licensed anarchism. The government of San 

Anarchism Francisco for a long time past has been 

an anemocracy ; the fruit thereof is a 
whirlwind. From the hour when Schmitz started 
in his pursuit of pleasure and left the executive 



* * * 

While Langdon would have received well-merited 
punishment in dismissal from office as district at- 
torney, the action of the acting mayor, Gallagher, 
and the board of supervisors in attempting to re- 
move him and put Ruef in his place, evidently was 
without adequate authority. Still, if Langdon had 
remained in his office these authorities might have 
found it difficult to discover a pretext under which 
the removal could have been made possible. That 
San Francisco is now passing through the throes of 
the greatest political catastrophe in the 
The Claws history of American municipalities is 

of Ruef the logical result of the notorious con- 
ditions so well known to all. The un- 
speakable, unthinkable Abe Ruef has had his covet- 
ed opportunity to imbed his claws in the already 
horribly lacerated throat of the once proud metrop- 
olis of the Pacific, and the cry which has arisen has 
been heard from the west coast to the east. But a 
day of reckoning is surely coming, and what a reck- 
oning it will be! With Heney, Burns and their 
associates and assistants, who hesitated not to knock 
at the doors of the United States Senate in their 
search for a felon, do Ruef and his handful of 
anarchist proteges hope successfully to cope? 

* * * 

The more one ponders over this Ruef incident, 
and the further one probes into history for parallels, 
or anything approaching parallels, the more thor- 
oughly will one be convinced that the treasonable 
coup effected by this remarkable figure in Califor- 
nia politics must take its place in the annals not 
only of California, but of America, as the most 
brazen piece of insolence, the most desperate bit 

of anarchistic strategy thus far known. 

Anarchistic The name of Ruef will occupy a dis- 

Strategy tinctive place in the American Court 

of Dishonor. By a single stroke he 
has become the Ben Adhem of political tricksters — 
his name leads all the rest. He has been able to 
"deliver the goods" so often that his successes have 
made him mad. No man of Ruef's experience and 
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ulties, would inject the tactics of a Castro into 
American politics. 

* * * 

But retribution is coming. It will be swift and 
sure. The people will be avenged. As this issue 
of the Pacific Outlook is being prepared for the 
press the attorney general of California, through the 
timely exercise of his prerogative, is taking steps 
which, it is earnestly to be hoped, will result in the 
complete downfall of Ruef, Schmitz, Gallagher and 
the remainder of the band of conspirators against 
the peace of the city and the state. The extreme to 
which the vain and ambitious little boss has gone 
has had an effect upon many of the men who once 
were his devoted followers that at first impression 
surprises one. Those who yesterday were greeting 
him with laudatory acclaim are now clamoring for 
his undoing. The better nature wi'th- 
Sane for in them has stirred to life. The 
the Moment slumbering Ame/icanism, the patrio- 
tic spirit which in times of great 
crisis is bound to manifest itself, is awake. The 
stupendous folly of rallying about the standard of 
this popularly convicted revolutionist of a type 
hitherto unknown to American politics is suddenly 
realized. The unthinking masses are beginning to 
think. The hordes once crazed by the lust for 
pelf and the passion for communism to which the 
sophistry of archdemagogues had incited them are 
suddenly become sane, at least for the moment. A 
breathing spell, a truce, has come, and those forces 
which work for honest government are permitted to 
align themselves in unimpregnable battle array. May 
the God of Battle strengthen their arms ! 

* * * 

The San Francisco incident, which a few days ago 
tended to develop the height of pessimism among 
some of the most conservative and hopeful men of 
California — leaders of thought and action like Phe- 
lan, Spreckels and President Wheeler, — brings home 
the truth of the oft-repeated saying that the patri- 
otic spirit among Americans ultimately will pre- 
vail. Few men are so thoroughly bad that some 
goodness will not manifest itself at a crucial mo- 
ment. The native-born Americans who formed a 
portion of the mob that hissed and hooted at Ruef 
as soon as the lethargy which had benumbed their 
reason had passed have proven to the world that 
they may be patriots and heroes, at times, no matter 
to what extremes they may have been 
Day is led in moments of undue excitement. 
Breaking The impulse of the American people, 
when left to themselves, almost without 
exception directs them toward good. It is only 
when their baser passions are aroused by the spe- 
cious argument of a false leader, a demagogue or 
sophist, that any considerable body of them so far 
forgets itself as to defy all law and temporarily to 



lose all regard for those principles which underlie 
the strongest and best government the world has 
ever beheld. With the return to reason which is 
now manifest, we believe there is hope for San Fran- 
cisco. It has stood at the open door leading to the 
shades and din of inferno, and the spectacle has been 
too appalling for its eyes to rest upon for more than 
one awful moment. It has learned a lesson. It will 
stand no longer for the stupendous infamy of 
Ruefism. 

* * * 

While the heart of Los Angeles bleeds for its 
sister city in her hour of degradation, and while 
anything that it possibly can do to assist her in re- 
trieving her lost fortunes it will do, it cannot resist 
the temptation to congratulate itself that its lines 
have fallen in pleasanter places. Bad as certain 
features of our civic career have been and still are — 
for no American city of such size is free from 
tainted spots and parasitic growth — nothing seems 

more remote than the possibility 
Where the Call that the San Francisco situation 
Has Been Vain can find anything approaching a 

counterpart in Los Angeles. The 
ambassadors of Ruefism and Schmitzism have pre- 
sented themselves repeatedly and awaited an audi- 
ence in vain. Their proselyting mission was too 
well known. While they would have found within 
the city's gates a few treacherous enemies to the 
common weal, their spies soon discovered that the 
soil was too baren for the culture of the propaganda 
of communism. Thank God for that! 

* * * 

The necessity for the presence of Secretary Met- 
calf in California for the purpose of investigating 
the causes of the decidedly serious complaint which 
comes from the Japanese government never would 
have arisen except through the abject submission 
of the San Francisco school authorities to the 
baser element among the labor agitators. The 
sentiment against the Japanese is not Californian. 

It is confined almost exclusively to 

Anti- Japanese San Francisco ,and is limited, it is 

Sentiment believed, to a minority of the people 

of that city. The agitation for the 
elimination of the Japanese as a factor in the Ameri- 
can labor world sprang from a few now discredited 
union bosses who, after desperate and continued 
effort, succeeded in injecting the issue into the plat- 
forms of both great parties. As it is, both the 
Democratic and Republican candidates for state 
offices, by accepting the platforms of their parties, 
have declared themselves as enemies to Asiatic 
labor — Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malay and every- 
thing else Asiatic. 

* * * 

Party platforms usually contain a certain num- 
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of capturing the vote of a special class, with no 
intention on the part of the successful party's lead- 
r its candidates, if elected, of seriously attempt- 
ing to fulfill the promises. The plank referred to 
comes under this class. A great majority of Cali- 
fornians have accepted Japanese lahor as an estab- 
lished institution, fully relizing that 
Federal i: occupies a field which has been 
Intervention practically abandoned by American 
labor. But the agitation continued 
by mercenaries has gone SO far as to reach not 
the field of labor, hut the domestic life of the Japa- 
nese and the rearing of their children as well. In 
San Francisco the privileges of the common schools 
have been denied to Japanese children, in direct 
and wanton violation of one of the stipulations of 
the treaty of 1894. In so serious a light does 
Washington view the matter that President Roose- 
vent and his advisers have deemed it expedient to 
place the investigation in the hands of Secretary 
Metcalf in order to satisfy the government of the 
Mikado that this matter will be thoroughly sifted. 

* * * 

The action of the San Francisco school authori- 
ties was ill-considered. Not only this, but it proves 
their subservience to the baser element in that city. 
They have truckled to the leaders of a movement 
which has no standing in California, except among 
the element dominated by demagogues. They have 
allowed the echo of a fast receding political battle 
cry to frighten them into throwing the school sys- 
tem of their city bodily into the vortex of partisan 
politics. And all for this is the federal government 
compelled to resort to action almost 

A Slap without precedent for the sake of be- 
in the Face ing afforded an opportunity to hold 
out the olive branch to a justly ag- 
grieved naflon — a people whom we should strive 
to hold to us in ties of eternal friendship. Los 
Angeles, thank heaven, has retained its mental 
equilibrium on this question of Asiatic labor and its 
concomitants. With the example afforded by the 
imbecilic "rule or ruin" Ruefites of the northern 
city so clearly outlined before us, there is little dan- 
ger that we shall be ensnared into the monumental 
folly of slapping the face of the children in the 
great and growing family at whose doors we are 
knocking so loudly to ask for commercial favors. 

* * * 

"The government by the people is' the strongest in 
the world," said President Jordan in his address 
to the federated civic bodies at Pasadena last week. 
"America represents the common man. It was 
Justice Marshall who said "America has but one 
class, just men, citizens.' It took centuries for the 
common man to reach his present stage. Kings are 
stepping aside now. Nations do not count." No, 
Dr. Jordan, nothing seems to count but the man. 



P.ut everything depends upon the man. The great 
present trouble here in California is that then 
a mere handful of men who count. Many of the 
remainder of the "sovereign citizens" do not seem to 

care to count. Nothing has hit them 

Just Men, very hard yet. and they do not hud it 

Citizens worth while to bother about public 

matters generally until their own per- 
sonal individual "interests" are directly affected 
They are the Gallios of the community. Many of 
them are "just men, citizens,' simply because the 
constitution and the law designate them as such, 
not because of any desire on their part to perform 
their duties as just men and citizens. If the "com- 
mon man" of San Francisco long ago had shaken 
off the lethargy which enthralled him, "the most 
infamous scoundrel that ever disgraced an American 
city," as Abe Rufe has been described by James D. 
Phelan, would have gone the way of Tweed, and 
McKane, and others of their ilk ere this, and the 
tragic event of April, 1506, would have gone down 
in history as the greatest catastrophe to befall that 
once habitable city. 

* * * 

George A. Chamberlain, who was elected Gov- 
ernor of Oregon three years ago, is a small man 
physically but a great, big man in every other way. 
He is the first thoroughly independent executive 
the Webfoot State has had for many a year, and 
though a staunch Democrat in national politics, 
nobody would be able to discover which of the 
great parties receives his allegiance if they were 
left to base their surmises on his administration of 
state affairs. Governor Chamberlain is Oregon's 
chief advocate and exponent of the principles of 
the initiative and referendum and of the direct pri- 
mary, for which provision was made by the Oregon 
law of 1904. The law had its practical 
The Direct trial in the primary elections in the 
Primary spring of 1906. On that occasion the 
minority party (the Democratic) had 
no contest for the various posts for which nomina- 
tions were to be made, but the Republicans had a 
number of candidates for each of the offices. After 
a spirited contest excellent men were named for 
each place, and Governor Chamberlain has ex- 
pressed the conviction that "many of those nomi- 
nated and later elected would not have received the 
nomination under the party boss and convention 
system — not because they were not good men, but 
because they were not in touch with any particular 
faction of any party." 

* * * 

"It is ray opinion," continues the Governor, "that 
as the people come to a fuller realization of the re- 
sponsibility that rests upon them to nominate none 
but the best men for office, the result of the direct 
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convention system had been in vogue so long in state 
and national affairs that it had come to be looked 
upon as the only feasible method of 
It Has Come nominating men for office; but peo- 
to.Stay pie are becoming educated upon this 

subject, and when once they realize 
fully their responsibility and the power they have 
with respect to nominations, more care will be ex- 
ercised in the selection of candidates and less of graft 
and offifcial corruption will be heard of in the con- 
duct of affairs. The direct primary nominating law 
has come to stay, and ought to stay. 

* * * 

In its desperate effort to rid itself of the galling 
and death-dealing affliction of Southernpacificism 
and Ruefism, California should profit by the experi- 
ences of any other commonwealths which have been 
able to find a happy issue out of all their necessi- 
ties. Oregon's experience holds out great hopes. 
When the voters of California go to 
One Thing the polls next Tuesday, let them for- 
Needful get tariff, and finance, and foreign re- 
lations, and think only of the one thing- 
needful for their state — a democratic form of govern- 
ment, not an oligarchy, nor a regency. Give one last 
thought to the unthinkable condition of affairs in 
San Francisco and end forever all prospects that 
the state may ever suffer another such degradation 
and shame. 

* * * 

The proposed federation of the various civic bod- 
ies of Southern California, as advocated by the dele- 
gates to the Pasadena convention during the closing 
hours of the session, doubtless will be a step pro- 
ductive of tangible results. The various sections 
of that portion of California which is naturally cut 
off from the remainder of the state by a mountain 
range and, in all but a small strip of land, by a great 
desert, have what in most respects is a common 
cause — the promotion of the commercial and indus- 
trial welfare of the whole people. Los Angeles, 
the commercial capital of this region, will profit 
materially by the opportunity to get more closely in 
touch with the promotion and publicity bodies of 
other towns, but there is no doubt that the greater 
benefit will accrue to the smaller communities. Los 
Angeles has led all Southern California as a scien- 
tific and persistent advertiser of the 
A Union resources and multifold opportunities 
of Interests not only of this city and its immedi- 
ate surroundings, but of Southern 
California generally. With or without the pro- 
jected federation it will continue to take the lead. 
The most active men connected with the work of 
attracting capital and energy and brains to this part 
of the world are naturally to be found in a large and 
progressive city. The more men there are to as- 
semble together and discuss ways and means for 



the advancement of any community, the greater will 
be the number and variety of ideas advanced. If 
the civic associations, the various Chambers of 
Commerce and Boards of Trade of the towns "south 
of the Tehachepi" establish closer relations than 
those which hitherto have existed, the mutual bene- 
fits following a more general interchange of ideas 
and discussion of plans will be greatly increased. 
By all means let all Southern California get better 
acquainted. What benefits one section benefits to 
a greater or less extent the whole district. 

* * * 

The committee on organization at the Pasadena 
convention, in its plan for federation, defines the 
object and purpose of the project as follows: "To 
secure the co-operation of all its members in such 
work for the public good as may seem necessary 
and desirable, and particularly to labor in harmony 
and unity ; to secure the consolidation of the city 
and county offices, in proper cases ; to simplify 
and reduce the expenses of municipal admini- 
stration and affairs ; to secure such legislation as 
may be necessary and wise for the following pur- 
poses : — The extension of our system of roads and 
to insure their permanent improvement and main- 
tenance. To provide for public parks, 
Benefits of playgrounds and other proper places 
Federation for recreation and amusement. For 
the care of storm waters and for the 
conservation of the sources of our water supply, 
by the protection of the forests, by the reforestation 
of the forest slopes where needed and by other 
means that may seem necessary and wise. For the 
simplification of our tax and revenue laws and the 
equalization of the burdens of taxation. To arouse 
public sentiment and to secure the help and co- 
operation of all good citizens in the effort to secure 
honest and efficient public officers and- an economical 
and conservative administration of public affairs, 
and to do every other act and thing that may seem 
to this federation to be for the public welfare." The 
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce has not yet 
had time to discuss the movement and express it- 
self 'for or against ; but its attitude doubtless will 
be favorable to the consummation of any well-con- 
sidered project for the establishment of more inti- 
mate relations with kindred associations through- 
out the territory immediately tributary to this city. 

* * * 

The problem of road improvement was one of the 
most important questions discussed. Thomas 
Farley, who has devoted much time to the study of 
the highway question, in a lengthy address called 
attention to the fact that the law permits the issu- 
ance of county bonds for boulevard purposes, and 
that a one per cent bond issue running twenty 
years at four per cent interest — by which three mil- 
lion dollars would be realized — would cost the tax- 



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able inhabitants of the region benefited fifrj cents 
per thousand dollars of assessed valuation, and 

forty cents per thousand dollars on the interest. 

The inter. it would he reduced year by year, 

even at our present rate of growth and valuation; 
but the valuation undoubtedly would be doubled, 
if not trebled, by the time the bonds were redeemed. 
With that amount of money avail- 
Project for a able, according to Mr. Earley, "we 
Big Boulevard could build a good macadam boule- 
vard, with a twelve-foot space in 
the center for trcc^. twenty feet on each side of a 
number one hard rock macadam, coated with oil. 
and sand the surface. We could start in at Los 
Angeles, from there to Pasadena. Monrovia, Azusa, 
Glendora, Lordsburg and Pomona and to the east 
county line: then south from Los Angeles to Long 
Beach, Wilmington, San Pedro; from Los Angeles 
to Downey. Xorwalk, Revere and Whittier; from 
Los Angeles to Alhambra and San Gabriel mission; 
from Los Angeles to Ocean Park. Venice and Santa 
Monica, and then from Los Angeles to Hollywood, 
by making Los Angeles the center. Any one want- 
ing to go to any of these towns could go all the way 
over the boulevard." 

* * * 

There are two principal reasons why the good 
roads movement should receive the immediate at- 
tention of the inhabitants of Southern California. 
One is that a fine rural boulevard system would 
attract and hold a large number of visitors who 
now make the Riviera their winter home. But this 
is by far the least valuable of the two reasons. The 
enhancement of our commercial prestige is of para- 
mount importance. There is greater economy in 
good roads the year round, almost regardless of the 
initial expense of construction, than in almost any 
other public service. A fine system of highways 

will facilitate trade. It will bring 
Economy in the regions touched in more intimate 
Good Roads relation with one another. It will 

encourage the agriculturist and the 
fruit grower, stimulate them to greater effort, and 
permit them to market 'their products at a much 
lower price than is possible under an indifferent 
highway system. New Jersey, Connecticut, Massa- 
chusetts and more recently portions of New York- 
state have demonstrated the economic feature of 
permanent good roads — roads that are in equally 
fine condition at all seasons of the year. Instead 
of being a burden, as some short-sighted people 
believe, on account of the cost of making, they are 
a great blessing, a splendid business investment to 
any community. 

* * * 

In the city of Detroit, which enjoys a splendid 
electric car service, all street cars stop for passen- 



ger> on the "near" side of the street instead of 
ssing the intersecting street before stopping. 
Statistics relative to crossing casualties are no 
available, but it is known in a general way that 
the death rate from street car accidents in Detroit 
is relatively low. If investigation should satisfy the 
local authorities that so simple a thing as the adop- 
tion of an ordinance compelling halting of cars "U 
the mar >ides ot intersecting streets would lessen 

the number of accidents, they 
An Experiment would find one means of reduc- 
Worth Trying ing the risk to life and limb that 

pedestrians take every hour of 
the day. But why would it not be just as well, 
even better, for the street car companies to take 
up this question themselves instead of awaiting the 
action of the council? No corporation wants to 
face big bills for damages that it might obviate in 
so easy a manner. For a short time following the 
adoption of the new rule there would be a great 
hue and cry on the part of thousands of people — 
the people who have not yet been injured or whose 
families have escaped accident from this cause — but 
every prudent and thoughtful citizen of Los An- 
geles would stand shoulder to shoulder with the 
street car companies. The experiment is worth 
trying. 

* * * 

Joseph H. Call, who for many years was engaged 
as special counsel for the federal government in 
the prosecution of cases against the railroads, has 
been doing some figuring on the relations between 
the taxpayers of California and the Southern Pacific 
railroad combine, which is maintained, as he views 
it "for the single purpose of plugging up the harbors 
of this coast and forcing transportation over the 
long hauls by rail at exorbitant rates fixed by com- 
bination between parallel railroads." His calcula- 
tions have convinced him that fully twenty millions 
of dollars per annum in excess of normal and rea- 
sonable rates is forced from the 
How Does It freight traffic to and from that por- 
Strike You tion of the state south of the Te- 
hachepi, or approximately thirty 
dollars per head per annum for every man, woman 
and child. Giving an average of five persons to each 
family, this means that the average head of family 
is mulcted in the sum of one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars each year, because, chiefly, of the virtual clos- 
ing of commerce by water between the Pacific and 
the Atlantic. Here is something concrete and tangi- 
ble. Whether the figures are in exact accordance 
with the facts or not is immaterial. Even with a 
broad latitude of variance the stunning force of the 
monoply must appear to every intelligent man. If 
it does not, with these statements, further comment 
would be a waste of words. 



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The verdict of a coroner's jury in a recent case 
prompts two inquiries : What are a few funerals 
more or less when compared with the necessity for 
haste in delivering a message? What right has a 
pedestrian, especially if he is old and feeble or sick, 
to occupy any portion of a street through which 
the modern catapult known as the motorcycle is 
about to be launched? This is the 

Survival age when the rule of the survival 

of the Fittest of the fittest must prevail. So say 
the coroner's juries, and are they 
not infallible? "We are going to prosecute them," 
say the police authorities in referring to the "In- 
dians." A long-suffering public is anxiously await- 
ing the down-turning of the thumb. 
* * * 

Ben E. Ward is a propounder of conundrums. 
One of them, however, is "easy." "I would like to 



say," says he, "why it is that every big corporate 
interest in the county is opposing me for re-election, 
while the individual holders are friendly to me?" 
The reason is obvious, Mr. Ward. It is because the 
corpora — there, we almost let the cat out of the bag. 

What we started to say is this : To 
Ben Ward's • the first person who can furnish the 
Conundrum correct answer to the conundrum 

we will give as a prize the original 
manuscript of a composite article entitled "Reflec- 
tions on the Ancestry of the Tax Assessor," by 
John Dodger Rockefeller, Hetty Green, E. H. Harri- 
many and many other eminent authorities. This 
work, as yet unpublished, shows profound medita- 
tion on the part of the authors. If it should ever 
see the light of publicity, every tax assessor in 
America would want to take to the timber of 
oblivion. 



A FINANCIAL GIANT 



Marvelous GrowtH of tHe BanKing' System of Los Angeles and the Unparal- 
leled Facilities It Offers 



For many years the tendency of business in retail 
circles in American cities has been toward the 
department store and the larger retail dealers. The 
"merchant princes" have been driving out of busi- 
ness an increasing number of their competitors in 
the retail trade. This tendency has confessedly 
been detrimental to the welfare of the general pub- 
lic, resulting in a congestion of business into nar- 
row limits, raising rents and values therein while 
decreasing them in the larger business districts out- 
side, making men employes instead of proprietors, 
increasing the amount of labor performed by chil- 
dren and producing various other evil conditions. 

From this tendency and these evils Los Angeles 
is singularly free. Any observer may easily notice 
that this is a city of medium-sized and small busi- 
ness houses. Even the dry goods trade, which in the 
majority of large cities is monopolized by a rela- 
tively small number of great establishments, is here 
divided among a number of high-grade stores, none 
of which has an established or noteworthy pre- 
eminence above all others, as has Marshall Field in 
Chicago, Wanamaker in Philadelphia or Baer in St. 
Louis. The various lines of business are segre- 
gated, in Los Angeles, into an immense number of 
houses, managed directly by their proprietors, and 
each is assisted by a few clerks who are generally 
the heads of families. One need not be a student of 
sociology to know that such conditions are the 
most healthful for the promotion of the welfare of 
the city as a whole. 

Banks are the product of their environment and 



necessarily partake of the character of the business 
conditions by which they are surrounded. Where 
concentration in business prevails banks are few 
and large and managed in the interests of the large 
concerns. Under Los Angeles conditions we find 
banks to be numerous, not unduly large, conserva- 
tive and well managed. There are twelve clearing 
house banks, of which nine are national institutions. 
In addition to these there are four trust companies, 
ten savings banks, five small state banks doing 
business in the "down town" district and seven in 
outlying business centers, and four devoted to spe- 
cial interests — the Market and Produce, at the pub- 
lic market, the International Savings and Exchange, 
with the foreign population, and two Japanese 
banks. In all there are forty-two banks in the city, 
and more are now being organized. 

It is a truism well understood by business men, 
if not expressed, that the friendship and confidence 
of a substantial bank is a business man's best asset. 
It is just as important to the small merchant that he 
be accommodated according to his needs as it is to 
the larger one. The man with large means and 
large needs therefore patronizes the large banks 
of Los Angeles with their millions of capital and 
reserves. And the man of modest means and 
modest needs seeks some smaller though conserva- 
tive bank, where he may know the officers and be 
known by them, where he will have the considera- 
tion which their very size makes it impossible for 
the larger banks to give him, and where he will be 
accommodated just as liberally as his standing and 



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condition warrant. The banks, as a rule, cultivate 
the friendship of their depositors, many hi them 
placing their officers near the main entrance, where 

they may greet all who enter and be readily ;i 
sible to all having special needs. 

Los Angeles banks arc abreast of the times, all 
that is ablest and best in bank management being in 
daily use. Their offices arc, as a rule, handsomely 
outfitted. Some of the newer banking rooms and 
buildings are superior to anything in other cities 
of the West and compare favorably with those to be 
in the large eastern cities. In them may be 
found safe deposit and storage vaults, writing and 
sultation rooms, telephone rooms, reference li- 
braries and ladies' rooms with special tellers in at- 
tendance. In methods also Los Angeles is up-to- 
date. The tellers' windows in many of the banks 



The methods pursued by the Los Angeles clearing 
house hanks in handling the cheques ami exchanges 
nf the hanks of the southwestern part of the United 
States are unique and modern, and, so far as is 
known, are not employed in any other money center, 
although the system used in handling New England 
business is of a somewhat similar character. In 
Boston all cheques on hanks in New England are 
sent direct by the clearing house manager to the 
banks on which tiny ate drawn. In Southern Cali- 
fornia and in Arizona nearly every hank appoints 
its I .os Angeles correspondent its "clearing agent." 
Tins "clearing agent" accepts through the clearings 
daily and pays for all items upon the bank for which 
it acts as agent and forwards them direct to that 
hank. In most money centers no such system, or 
indeed any system, exists. It is necessary for each 




are divided, not in the familiar departments desig- 
nated "paying," "receiving," and "exchange," but 
according to subdivisions of the alphabet. Each 
teller thus attends to all the needs of his customers. 
He becomes well acquainted with that portion of 
the bank's depositors which comes under his divi- 
sion, has his bookkeeper directly behind him, and 
knows the balances and the responsibility of the 
depositors much better than if, as a general paying 
teller, he was compelled to know something of the 
balances and the standing of all the thousands of 
the bank's customers. The customer is pleased. He 
knows well the one man who waits upon him daily, 
and having but one window at which to transact 
business his wants are quickly attended to and he 
is gone. 



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bank to send either direct, or to some city located 
at a nearer point, every item on out-of-town banks 
received. Under such a method, each bank in the 
city would send a letter daily to every nearby bank- 
ing town, and an answer thereto would be returned. 
As it is under the Los Angeles system, a single let- 
ter from the clearing agent of each bank, sent direct 
to that bank, carries all the business that the city 
of Los Angeles as a whole receives on that bank. 
The immense saving in postage and duplication of 
work is apparent at a glance. 

California does not realize the immense value of 
her wise and beneficent savings bank laws. The far 
Eastern and New England States have encouraged 
the establishment of careful and conservative sav- 
ings banks, and now boast a. large number of such 



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institutions which, more than any other one agency, 
have promoted thrift, economy and foresight among 
the whole people. They are and have been carefully 
and conservatively managed. One of the striking 
features of the recent examination into that other 
repository of the people's savings — the life insur- 
ance companies — has been the comparison between 
the honesty, economy and safety of the savings 
banks and the dishonesty, extravagance and specu- 
lations of the insurance companies. The expenses 
incident to the administration of the deposits made 
in savings banks averages about one and seven- 
tenths per cent. In contrast to this, the expenses 
of the administration of deposits and of the collec- 
tions for the "old line" life insurance in the largest- 
companies averages about twenty per cent of all 
premiums, while in the "industrial" insurance con- 
cerns the average of expense is nearly forty-five per 
cent. The figures are simply appalling. 

Here again California, and Los Angeles in partic- 
ular, is peculiarly fortunate. One in every four resi- 
dents of this city is a depositor in one or another of 



be complete without a record of growth. During 
the last ten years the population has grown from 
about 70,000 to 225,000. During the same period 
business has increased at a much more rapid rate. 
The annual clearings have grown from about $75,- 
000,000 to nearly $6oo,ooo,opo, the aggregate capital 
and surplus of all banks from $4,500,000 to $17,500,- 
000, and the total deposits from $20,000,000 to $95,- 
000,000. 

The general conditions prevailing among the fi- 
nancial institutions of a city form an infallible index 
to the prosperity of such city and the tributary 
region, and the growth of the institutions likewise 
indicates, better than any other factor, the rate at 
which promotion and development progress. We 
have grown so accustomed to big things and mar- 
vels of growth in Los Angeles that the majority of 
us have ceased wondering and trying to keep track 
of our rate of progress. But such an amazing 
array of facts and figures as those included in this 
brief story of the Los Angeles banks and the facili- 
ties they offer is enough to cause something akin to 




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the ten savings banks. The average amount of each 
account is about $600, in return for which the 
savings banks distribute over a million dollars a 
year in interest to their depositors. This wonder- 
ful showing is the result of years of advertising, 
of reputations for conservatism and honesty, of just 
and careful laws which exempt savings deposits 
from taxation and compel savings banks to loan 
on real estate or government or municipal bonds 
only. A population which prepares so thoroughly 
for the future "rainy day" holds few elements of 
discord and discontent. Good citizenship is the rule 
and the law is respected. 

The stock of the various banks in Los Angeles 
is, as a rule, widely scattered in ownership among 
local people. There is almost a complete absence 
of the grasping, narrow spirit which levies tribute 
on industry without promoting its welfare. The 
bankers of Los Angeles are public-spirited and gen- 
erous, taking an active part in all movements for the 
"good of the city. 

No description of the banks of Los Angeles — or 
for that matter anything else in this city — would 



a sensation in banking circles elsewhere. In some 
respects this city leads all the cities of the world 
as a financial center. And the end is- not yet. At 
the present rate of growth Los Angeles ere long 
will become the wonder of the world as a banking 
town. Our clearing house system in itself, absolute- 
ly unique in America, is worthy of study by the 
bankers of all large communities, and the beneficent 
inclination of the men who manage the vast fortune 
left in their hands for safe-keeping, generously pro- 
moting, as it has, the commercial and industrial in- 
terests of Southern California, offers a striking sug- 
gestion as to the ultra-conservative and frequently 
baneful policy which manifests itself in other cen- 
ters. Los Angeles owes much to its banks and 
bankers, and that fact is coming to be more fully 
realized as the city races toward the goal of metro- 
politanism. 



[EDI rOR'S NOTE. — The foregoing article contains an array of facts concerning 
financial methods in this city with which the majority of our business men have not 
been familiar. All but the closing paragraph was prepared by a banker who has en- 
joyed exceptional opportunities for acquiring accurate information on the subject. At 
his request his name has been withheld from publication, though the editors would 
prefer to have given him the credit which is his due.] 



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A FUTURE ART CENTER 



Suggestions Looking Toward the Foundation of a Great Gallery in Los 
Angeles in Fulfillment of Our Destiny 



BY MRS. W. II HOUSH 
(Praatdeni <>i tin- Fine \rw Association 



"The next great art center will be in America." 
Such is the prediction of critics across the sea. 
Paris has long been the center of art, but the tide 
is setting northward and westward. Why not 
make Los Angeles the Mecca for art lovers the 
world over? 

We are proud of our city, proud of its natural 
advantages, proud of its growth and general de- 
velopment. A ready response has always been 
made to every call that has seemed a worthy one. 
But with the necessity for immediate action in 
regard to matters political and social, we have 
seemed, as a community, to have little time for the 
consideration and solution of the human problem. 

In matters of art, there is an inclination to be 
satisfied to remain as mere imitators of that which 
others have thought out, when we should be artists 
ourselves, every one of us. Only the few will plan 
noble buildings, paint great pictures and model 
tine statuary. Aesthetic pleasure, however, is deep 
and primary and the joy of art should receive all 
sanction ; the importance of a work of art being 
determined, largely, by the message that it. brings. 
All should be encouraged to create, to give expres- 
sion to that which they dream about and love. The 
weakest among us may have a gift that is peculiar 
to himself, and if in making something that is the 
outcome of an original impulse, his manner of ex- 
pressing himself is his own, then, he will have 
added the human element necessary to make his 
work art. And crude though the result may be. 
this touch of personality will give that something 
which is the Divineness of all true work. 

The annual meeting of the Fine Arts Association 
will be held on the afternoon of November thir- 
teenth. There will be a revision of the constitu- 
tion at that time, the intention being to make the 
scope of the organization broad enough to include 
the interest of every man, woman and child in the 
community. A great deal of preliminary work ha6 
been done, something in the way of funds has been 
secured and valuable works of art have been prom- 
ised and will be presented when there is a place for 
their reception and safe-keeping. Plans are now 
being formulated that it is believed will meet with 
the approval of all who have studied into the con- 
ditions and wdio have at heart the art interests of 
our state. 

The difficulty will lie not in getting a gallery 
nor in finding pictures to hang, but in build- 
ing up an institution which will add some- 
thing to the world's worth. Here, in the 



Southland, we have not been satisfied with any- 
thing less than the best in undertakings for the 
betterment of conditions. Shall we not give to our 
city an institution that will he above criticism and 
that will appeal to traveler and friend as the most 
artistic picture yet given in the world's most beau- 
tiful effects? 

To do this, I feel that a line location should be 
secured while there is plenty of available land. 
There certainly should be room enough to give 
dignity and repose in the way of an architectural 
effect. The building should not be a copy or a re- 
production of anything that has ever been, but 
should be a new creation by some of our own 
architects. We have architects who are worthy- 
artists, men of fine creative powers who have ab- 
sorbed enough to be adequate to the task. The 
purest Greek architecture would not be art for us 
We ought to create for ourselves. The building 
should be suited to cur needs, to the climate and 
to the location and should be beautiful in itself. 
Building and grounds should make a splendid pic- 
ture. There should be the proper proportion, the 
correct distribution, the unity of effect. The plant- 
ing, the lines leading into the picture, all the details, 
beautiful and picturesque, yet subordinate; the 
whole making one grand effect with a great, central 
idea. Not one gallery of art should be there, but 
a series of well-lighted, adequately-equipped gal- 
leries, and in making exhibitions, every wall of 
each should present a carefully studied composition. 
This would command the respect of art-loving visi- 
tors and be the beginning of a great art center, 
because an artistic beginning. We need to keep in 
mind that in all artistic compositions, whether the 
production he a picture, a novel, a piece of sculp- 
ture, or a house and grounds, the underlying prin- 
ciples are the same. There must be something to 
correspond to foreground, middle-distance and 
background if the result is to be a harmonious 
whole, the general harmony of relations and forces 
making the beauty of the scene or other production. 
Then, too, the most discriminating judgment will 
he necessary in passing upon works to be admitted. 
An accumulation of facts about art must not be 
mistaken for the truths of art. A general knowl- 
edge of art history and of noted or admired pictures 
is not sufficient equipment, when one is to sit in 
judgment on the product of a human soul. To be a 
judge of the Fine Arts, the universals of beautv 
must be understood and the spiritual significance 
apprehended. The halo must be around that which 



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is beautiful and true regardless of whether this be 
found among- the old or the new, the standards to 
be the great universals of art. Only "the best of the 
best" will be good enough to educate our children, 
good enough to hand down to the children of the 
future, good enough to stand throughout the ages 
as evidence of the plane of understanding and ap- 
preciation reached by the people of our day. 

Something in the way of a lecture department, 
I trust, will be early established that our people 
may be brought together and made to realize that 
art is for the people, all the people ; that the love 
of art is the love of beauty, the love of beauty the 
love of perfection, and that this love of perfection 
will insure the steady advancement and uplifting of 
the human race. Our people must be brought to 
realize that art is something more than a matter of 
surfaces, that, like religion, its essence must be 
spiritually discerned; that genius, as it comes to 
man in its highest form, partakes of the creative 
power of the Deity; that the mission of the artist 
is to portray the rarer, finer harmonies and to give 
to the world, enhanced by his poetic imagination, 
the beautiful that is about him. They must under- 
stand that paint in itself has no especial virtue, that 
facts in nature are not necessarily of artistic value, 
but that art is the union of that which is nature 
with that which is Divine in man. Our children 
should learn to discriminate between that which is 
true art and that which is pseudo art. They should 
know that art stops when reproduction begins. They 
should realize that most of the rugs, draperies, 
stone-work, iron-work and other so-called art pro- 
ductions, that pretend to be and are called artistic, 
are only pseudo art ; which however meritorious in 
its way is only one part originality while the re- 
mainder is the result of reproduction and mechani- 
cal process. In work of this class there is no im- 
press of a personality, no perceptible evidence of 
character, nothing to stamp the work as belonging 
to art. 

We need to do all that lies within our power to 
encourage the true art spirit in the community. 
We need to demonstrate the value of art study and 
of intelligent art collecting and we must be careful 
to disseminate that knowledge only which is in the 
highest degree worthy. Then we shall be able to 
develop high ideals among our people and may 
command the respect of those who know art. 

In speaking of local artists and how to benefit 
them, it is well to remember that art and the art 
spirit are not local, although their expression, par- 
ticularly through the landscape painters, is neces- 
sarily influenced by locality. I do not like the 
term "local artists." Most of our artists have won 
their reputations before coming here, or by going 
abroad from here. Home artists, I think, is a better 
name. They belong to us now, provided we have 
earned the right to call them ours, for it is a 



questionable civic pride which claims an artist after 
honors have come to him elsewhere when he has 
been allowed to be cold and hungry at home and has 
been obliged to go abroad for recognition, where 
art is better understood and therefore better appre- 
ciated. 

Let us lay aside any petty differences of opinion 
and with endless love and sympathy press steadily 
forward toward the mark. 

May this year bring to us the consciousness of 
work well done and the inspiration to nobler deeds 
in the cause of humanity and art. 

¥ * * 

under the: skylights 

Pictures in oils and water colors have been ex- 
hibited in great numbers this season, but no col- 
lection has had the peculiar interest that attaches 
to the display opened to the public in Steckel's 
gallery November I. Marion Holden Pope has 
hung forty remarkable etchings that must arrest 
more than passing attention from even the casual 
visitor. 

This is Mrs. Pope's first exhibition in Los An- 
geles. After her return from years of study in 
Paris she showed a number of her etchings in San 
Francisco, where she had been early recognized as 
an artist who would win national fame. Since she 
came to Southern California one or two beautiful 
prints have been seen in the big exhibitions, but 
this is the first opportunity to judge of the versa- 
tility, the breadth of treatment and the remarkable 
technique by which this artist's work is distin- 
guished. 

Mrs. Pope is one of half a dozen American 
women who have used the etcher's needle with suc- 
cess. While many are producing plates, now and 
then, the few are winning recognition that is last- 
ing, and among these Mrs. Pope has a foremost 
place. She is above all else a painter with a rare 
feeling for color. Gifted with an eye for form that 
enables an artist to be strong in draughtsmanship, 
Mrs. Pope made an enviable place for herself at the 
beginning of her career. She is still a very young 
woman, but when she was not yet twenty she had 
accomplished more than many achieve in a lite- 
time. In the line of mural decoration she proved 
her genius and obtained a number of important 
commissions, among them one in the Carnegie Li- 
brary of Oakland, where a beautiful group of fig- 
ures bears testimony to her power as a painter with 
the best intellectual and poetic equipment. 

The etchings displayed at Steckel's reveal most 
strongly the artist's love of color. They are bold in 
the handling of line, sure in drawing and many- 
toned in light and shade. There is modeling as 
fine and true as if pigment and brush has been em- 
ployed. Mrs. Pope has a distinct genius for com- 
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c interpretation to each mood that she studies. 
■r her a distinct individuality that she 
conveys with subtle art. "The Big Fir," her mosl 
ambitious etching, is a picture to be remembered. 
ling alone against the sky that lias distance and 
depth, thi-. tree, magnificent in its gnarled strength, 
speaks of a hundred forest mysteries, it i, :l s 
the solemn dignity which age and growth have given 
it. There is atmosphere that causes one to remem- 
ber how the giant has been stirred by winter tem- 
pest and summer breeze. The "Monterey Cypresses" 
will he recognized by the hundreds who admired 
the etching when it was huns; in the Ruskin Ait 
Club exhibition last year. Then it attracted much 
attention and was enthusiastically praised. The 
realization of its value will grow on art lovers. 
It is a piece of work that would gain cordial praise 
in any gallery. "The Twisted Tree," "Cypress 
Point" and "Carmel" complete the Monterey set 
of prints, all of which are excellent. 

The Italian set. including plates made in Venice 
and Rome, comprises twenty-one etching's and dry 
points. These have for their subjects glimpses of 
architecture, bridges and canals. There are ex- 
quisite studies of boats and palaces and people. 
Among these Italian plates are the "Villa d'Este," 
first, second and third state, the "Campanile San 
Marco," the "Rialto" and the "Piccolo Rialto,'' 
"The Grand Canal," the "Ducal Palace," the "Via 
Appia" and "St. Peter's Rome." These pictures of 
well-known places bring to the public something 
more than the mere consciousness of a material 
thing like a cathedral or a palace. The artist has 
put into them her own vision of elusive charm — 
the Vision of the centuries and the men of which 
architecture is the survival. 

Mrs. Pope's later etchings cover a varied range 
from the "Santa Monica Trees" to the portrait of 

"Miss R ," one of the most beautiful girls in 

Los Angeles. The lithograph drawing of the "Hall 
of Justice, San Francisco," proves how exact a 
draughtsman is this artist, who gives to her most 
modern work the investiture of a fine sentiment. 

Seven portraits of Miss Constance Crawley arc 
extraordinary evidences of one special gift without 
which the artist cannot hope to succeed. Mrs. 
Pope has caught many moods of the actress, whose 
face, delicate and regular in feature, is so mobile 
that only the master painter can do it justice. Six 
of the portraits are in character, three of these 
representing Miss Crawley as Everyman. The 
Everyman studies catch the soul of the symbolical 
hero of the old morality play. The)' are not alone 
Miss Crawley, but the typical man who must 
answer the summons of Death. These etchings are 
printed in color, and so is "La Gioconda." Here 
the art of the etcher is shown in the use of few 
lines, by which the figure beneath a long robe is 
indicated most effectively. 



The edition of each etching is small. None in- 
cludes more than fifteen, while ten is the average 
number of the prints. Among those belonging to 
the Italian set few remain. 

Mrs. Pope's exhibition, which has attracted many- 
visitors, will continue until November 14. 



The announcement of an exhibition of paintings 

h\ Benjamin Chambers Brown to be given in Los 
Angeles beginning November 18 and continuing 
until the end of the month, is of interest to art 
l.>\ ers. 

The exhibition, which will take place in the 
music hall of the Blanchard building, will be 

the first that Mr. 
Brown has given in 
Los Angeles. A few 
pictures have some- 
times been placed with 
the Ruskin Art Club 
and a few others have 
been shown at different 
times, but no adequate 
showing of his work 
has ever been made, 
but for this November 
exhibit Mr. Brown will 
hang a large assort- 
ment of his best canvases. 

Mr. Brown is busy at his picturesque little studio 
at No. 120 North El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, 
busily assorting and arranging his pictures, here 
and there changing a frame, now giving a touch to 
a canvas and getting everything ready for their 
initial appearance in Los Angeles. The studio is 
a real workshop and the many sketches both fin- 
ished and suggestive are full of interest. 

The summer with Mr. Brown has been an in- 
dustrious one. A trip to the Yosemite and through 
that wonderland afforded opportunities which have 
been prolific in sketches, a few of which have been 
enlarged and worked out into paintings of unusual 
feeling. 




When the Ruskin Art Club's well-meant efforts 
to give a representative exhibition of the work of 
local painters met with much criticism last year, 
it was hinted that there would be a surprise for the 
dissatisfied artists when the date for the next pic- 
ture show arrived. The announcement that a loan 
exhibition has been arranged for this month proves 
that the members of the distinguished organization 
of women who try to encourage the development of 
art are not willing again to subject themselves to 
harsh judgment. Local artists will have a chance to 
ponder over the old adage that half a loaf is better 
than none. 

It is promised that the loan exhibition will be edu- 
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women who work with brush and pencil an oppor- 
tunity to study the methods of artists who have "ar- 
rived," and doubtless they will have reason to won- 
der why some of the successful painters were ever 
permitted to write "success" over their names. As 
an enterprise of general interest the loan exhibit will 
draw crowds. It is a most worthy effort and it 
should not have a depressing effect upon the faith- 
ful California artists who are accomplishing great 
things. 

There is no doubt that the Ruskin Art Club's 
exhibitions have aided local artists to obtain serious 
consideration. Moreover, each year many pictures 
have been sold. Perhaps a second exhibition can 
be arranged later — when the tourists with bulging 
pocketbooks and large bank accounts are most nu- 
merous. Los Angeles is becoming the Mecca for 
American painters, and there is no reason why it 
should not be as famous as any of the places in 
France or Italy that are now associated with su- 
perb masterpieces and immortal names. 



In a letter addressed to a friend in Los Angeles 
this week, Bert Phillips, the celebrated painter of 
Indians, says : 

"My dream is coming true. The 'Taos art col- 
ony' is an assured fact. Couse has his studio near 
me and Sauerwen has bought another place near 
by. Sharp comes to locate next year. We have 
three rules : Let each man keep his own individu- 
ality and welcome all strange artists. Members 
shall exhibit together. Members shald entertain 
all friends and strive to send them back to civiliza- 
tion with enthusiasm for art and love for those 
splendid people, the Indians of Taos." 

Mr. Phillips has passed seven years in New 
Mexico. He had begun to earn fame and wealth 
in Paris and New York when he went to Taos to 
study Indian life, and since then he has painted 
pictures that have made his reputation as an inter- 
preter of the life of the American aborigines. It 
is promised that a number of his paintings will be 
exhibited in Los Angeles later in the season. 



Benjamin C. Brown will exhibit his latest pic- 
tures this month in Blanchard Hall. 

Leonard Lester has taken Granville Redmond's 
old studio on Sichel street. Mr. Redmond is now 
working in his new quarters in the Pacific Electric 
building. 

Steckel's gallery was crowded last Sunday after- 
noon when .the friends of C. P. Neilson assembled 
to enjoy an hour or two in the study of the artist's 
beautiful water colors. The Fuhrer Trio of San 
Francisco contributed a fine musical programme. 

Mr. Neilson sold "The Eucalyptus Grove at Ber- 
keley" to the Polytechnic High School. The Rus- 
kin Art Club, which had selected a small picture, 
made a second choice and bought "The Coming 



Storm," which had been much admired by members. 
Later in the season Mr. Neilson, who formerly had 
classes at the University of California, will give a 
course of lectures at the Polytechnic High School. 

Miss Norah Purcell has returned from Lake Ta- 
hoe, where she has been sketching for many weeks. 

The Painters' Club will meet in the rooms of the 
Art Students' League this evening. 

Hanson Puthuff and Charles P. Austin, who 
worked together in Denver, will hold a joint exhibi- 
tion in the Blanchard gallery beginning next Mon- 
day. A number of pictures by the late Alexander 
Compera, who died recently in San Diego, will be 
shown. Mr. Compera was associated with Mr. 
Puthuff and Mr. Austin in Colorado. He left paint- 
ings that are of much interest. Mr. Austin has beer. 
studying abroad and has chosen Los Angeles as his 
permanent home. 



Wanted— Studio For An Old Art 

It happened that a bachelor with practical ideas 
visited one of the upper floors in the Blanchard 
building this week. He strolled up and down the 
long hall leading past the Ruskin Art Club rooms 
and the studios of J. Bond Francisco, Joseph Green- 
baum and the Art Students' League. He had peeped 
into rooms where girls were painting china, doing 
wood carving and sketching from models. From 
below floated a strange chorus of music students 
singing in every key, while above all other noises 
sounded the scraping of violin strings and the drum- 
ming of pianos. 

"There is one studio I have looked for in vain," 
the man said when he met an autumn girl with one 
of the latest things in the shape of a bent-up turban 
perched on her pompadour. 

"Ah?" questioned the young woman as she pulled 
up her long silk gloves. "Whom did you wish to 
see?" 

"I wanted to find some one who has a studio for 
sock darning," replied the man. "It strikes me as 
strange that when there are scores of young women 
willing to wear gingham aprons all morning, while 
they daub around with paints, there is not one who 
feels called upon to teach designs in darning." 

"Sir!" exclaimed the girl in a tone cultivated at 
Signor Highnoti's, "I think you are attempting to 
insult Art." 

"No, I am not." The man bowed low. "I am 
merely a promoter of money-making schemes and 
I can see a great future in a studio for the restora- 
tion of hosiery." 

The young woman tossed her head so that her 
new lace veil fluttered as if challenging the enemy 
of emancipated woman. 

"I have been thinking that an exhibition of mend- 
ed socks would be a novelty sure to attract a 
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arc often works of art. Think of the Hour de lis 
an<l rosebud designs worn by our society leaders 

and bank clerks. The clocks arc becoming SO 
elaborate that artists draw the patterns of the I 
and curlicues with which they end above the ankle 
line. Hundreds and thousands of these costly 
masterpieces of hosier) are thrown away when a 
single tiny hole appears in them. 1 belong to the 

Jonathan Club, and 1 can say that at least a thou- 
sand dollars' worth of socks are now hint;- useless 
in the bureaus ol bachelor members who have not 
the courage to throw them away. The girl who 
would condescend to 'restore' these silk, cotton and 
lisle-thread socks would be doing a service to help- 
less humanity." 

"What have darned socks to do with an exhibi- 
tion?" inquired the girl in an icy voice. 

"Oh, to encourage business, the sock studio could 
hold exhibitions of chefs-d'oeuvre in mending. 
Think wdiat a hit it would make, if, framed and 
arranged on the line, the socks of popular club men 
and college youths could be displayed. The cata- 
logue would read : 

" 'No. i — Lavender sock. Property of Mr. G. P. 
Invisible darn on heel. Hole caused by Country 
Club dance.' 

" 'No. 2 — Plaid sock. Owned by Mr. Jack ¥., 
Stanford football team. Damage to heel caused by 
seeing Los Angeles. Repaired with carefully 
matched silks.' 

" 'No. 3 — Black silk socks. Toe worn at debu- 
tante's dance at Woman's club house. Three-cor- 
nered darn barely noticeable to the naked eye.' 

" 'No. 4 — Exhibit from the Hotel Alexandria. 
Artist's sole frayed while making a portrait — ' " 

But the autumn girl had gone. Her fluttering 
veil was seen disappearing through the door of a 
room occupied by a teacher of wood carving. 

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MUSIC AND DRAMA 



Kopta a True Artist 

Wenzel Kopta, the San Francisco violinist, who" 
appeared for the first time in Los Angeles, Saturday, 
October 27, with Heirtrich von Stein, pianist, in 
Gamut Hall, proved himself on that occasion an 
artist of the highest order. A round, soft tone, 
clean, faultless technique, true and intellectual in- 
terpretation and intelligent phrasing distinguished 
his playing. He easily ranks with the best violinists 
who have ever visited Los Angeles. 

The Tartini Sonata, which is considered by a 
great many musicians as long and tedious for the 
concert hall, was a revelation of beauty and finish. 
Violinists of world-wide reputation have often failed 
to interest the public with this sonata as did Kopta 
on this occsaion, even if he sometimes lacked in 
depth. The programme was chiefly arranged to 
shrow the virtuosity of the artist but on future ap- 
pearances we shall gladly find the dancing elves 
replaced by a healthy Brahms Sonata. The addi- 
tion of such an artist as Wenzel Kopta to the musi- 
cal' colony of Los Angeles may well be considered 
a subject for congratulation. 

Heinrich von Stein, who made his Los Angeles 
debut at this concert, while not in the same rank 
with Kopta, is a pianist with style and technique. 
Weber's "Perpetuum Mobile" is rather an ungrateful 



choice for concert and the tempo taken by .Mr. 
von Stein was to. > slow and a more discreet bass 
should have been used. The Chopin A ll.it 

was very well rendered, with good technique ami 

intelligence, but one cannot commend the addition 
of notes for the left hand where none exist in the 

original. Hi- accompaniments were exceptionally 

well played, and with less of mannerism would have 
hern perfect. The Cos Angeles musical public was 
conspicuous by its absence and it is a matter for 
regret that the few thousands of professional musi- 
cians here do not take advantage of occasions like 
this to hear artists of such calibre. 



Blanche Donnell's song recital last week showed 
that the talented young singer is not yet ripe for 
concert work. Her voice is agreeable in the lower 
register but her high notes are forced and flat. 1 
would rather advise Miss Donnell to use in her 
voice study the enunciation of her mother tongue 
as it is better to sing well in one language 
than badly in four. Mr. Oskar Seiling, violinist, 
assisted Miss Donnell, but an evident nervousness 
made it unfair to judge of his work that night. Mr. 
Seiling comes here with a good reputation, and we 
shall hope to hear him later to better advantage. 
Mrs. Harry Clifford Lott presided at the piano. 



Miss Estelle Miller's song recital in Simpson's 
Auditorium, October 30, showed that she is an am- 
bitious young woman. Her voice is best suited for 
oratorio work, as the aria by Handel was very well 
rendered. Her assistant, Mr. Opid, played with a 
great deal of taste and good phrasing an air from 
Thais and Popper's Arlequin. Mr. Edson Stro- 
bridge, the accompanist of the evening, gave as a 
solo a slovenly exhibition of Weber's "Perpetuum 
Mobile." VERO. 



The Opera 

All week a line of men, women and children stood 
before the box office at the Auditorium. The de- 
mand for tickets to the opera was even greater than 
the most sanguine person predicted. It is likely 
that when the curtain rises on "Aida," the evening 
of November 8, the great theater, which seats 5,000 
persons, will be crowded. 

It is estimated'that before Monday the seat sales 
will aggregate $20,000. There have been many- 
orders from out of town and a number of persons 
are coming from San Francisco for the opera sea- 
son. On the opening night there is no doubt that 
the Auditorium will be quite as interesting to the 
spectator as to the listener, for the beautiful theater, 
in many respects the most remarkable in the United 
States, is so arranged that every one can see and be 
seen. The evening gowns of the women will have 
a background that will be effective. The system of 
lighting is so perfect that the soft radiance from 
thousands of electric lamps will make the scene 
wonderfully beautiful. The promenade foyer, 
which extends the entire distance around the amphi- 
theater, will be most attractive between acts. Like 
the famous Peacock Alley in the Waldorf-Astoria, 
it will become the parade ground for all the latest 
fashions. 

"Aida," the opera chosen for the opening night, 
will be produced with a remarkable cast represent- 
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pany. Those who will appear are : Ester Adaberto, 
Fillipo d'Ottavi, Cesare Bogghetta, Ugo Canetti, 
Matilde Campofiore, and Orlinto Lombardi. "Aida" 
will be repeated Saturday afternoon. Friday and 
Saturday evenings "Lucia" will be sung. Adelina 
Tremben will appear in the title role and the cast 
will include Savaneschi, Antola and Canetti. 

The casts for the remainder of the engagement 
are as follows : 

Second week — Monday and Thursday evenings, 
Saturday matinee, "La Boheme ;" Tuesday and Fri- 
day evenings, "L'Africaine ;" Wednesday and Sat- 
urday evenings, "Rigoletto." 

Third week — Monday and Thursday evenings, 
Saturday matinee, "Carmen ;" Tuesday and Friday 
evenings, "II Travatore ;" Wednesday and Saturday 
evenings, "Faust." 

Fourth week — Monday and Thursday evenings, 
Saturday matinee, "Chopin ;" Tuesday and Friday 
evening, "II Trovatore ;" Wednesday and Saturday 
"Othello." 

Fifth week — Monday and Wednesday evenings, 
"La Tosca ;" Tuesday, "Cavalleria" and "Pagliacci." 



Musical Notes 

Edward Grieg will, conduct an orchestral concert 
of his own compositions in Berlin after an absence 
of twenty years. 

Camille Saint Saens will appear in New York 
this month as organist, pianist and conductor. He 
was born in 1835. 

Herbert Ritchie, the violinist ,who made his de- 
but in Los Angeles three years ago with Peje 
Storck and who has since been studying with 
Sevcik in Prague, will appear in London this win- 
ter and will afterwards tour the United States. 

Ottokar Sevcik, the teacher of Kubelik, Kocian 
and Marie Hall, will move from Prague to the 
small town of Reichenhall in Bavaria on account of 
ill health. 

Frank Pollock, once a member of the Metropoli- 
tan Opera, is visiting at the Hotel Arcadia in Santa 
Monica after a very successful tour in the south. 

The song recital of Frieda Koss, which was post- 
poned on account of illness, is to take place Novem- 
ber 16 at Gamut Hall. Miss Koss will be assisted 
by Elizabeth Jordan, Peje Storck and Henry Scho- 
enefeld. 

Mrs. Harry Clifford Lott has arranged a beauti- 
ful programme for her first chamber concert No- 
vember 22 in Gamut Hall. 

Miss Louise Nixon" Hill's recital of old English, 
Scotch and Irish ballads, last Thursday evening in 
Gamut Club auditorium, was an event long to be 
remembered, for no more charming singer has ap- 
peared in Los Angeles. Miss Hill is a favorite in 
society and a fashionable audience greeted her. She 
is young, talented and beautiful. She introduced 
the novelty of the costume concert, which is one of 
the popular innovations in the East, and as the 
Scotch lassie, the English maid or the Irish colleen 
she was equally picturesque. Nothing prettier than 
her appearance as the English girl of olden time 
could be asked by the most exacting audience. 

The temptation to comment upon the stage pres- 
ence of Miss Hill carries away the critic, who should 
say first that the ballads were haunting in their 
sweetness and exquisite in the manner of their pre- 
sentation. They were interpreted with a finish and 
art that aroused the enthusiasm of the audience. 



Miss Hill has a soprano voice of unusual quality. 
It is fresh, pure and flexible. Her diction is remark- 
able and she has temperament. So it was not sur- 
prising that persons of every degree of musical 
attainment appreciated the programme. Old and 
young went away delighted with what was one of 
the rare treats that come now and then in the course 
of the concert season. Favorites that survived the 
flood of years were chosen most happily and they 
were sung with the spontaneity and simplicity that 
are the artist's highest attainments. It is hoped that 
Miss Hill will repeat the programme, which could 
be heard again and again with an ever increasing 
pleasure. 

San Francisco's calamity has sent to Los Angeles 
Alois Lejeal, the celebrated musician. As a com- 
poser Mr. Lejeal is known on both sides of the 
Atlantic. His best known work is his mass in D, 
which has been accepted as a chuch classic. His 
"Gavotte des Lutins" won for him a gold medal 
from the Musicians' Club of San Francisco. In 
the big fire Mr. Lejeal lost all his property, includ- 
ing one of the most valuable musical libraries in 
the West. A native of Alsace this famous composer 
is nevertheless the most loyal of Californians, and 
he will prove a most distinguished addition to the 
growing group of musicians who have found a home 
in Los Angeles after they have won the recognition 
of the world. 

One of the most interesting of the season's musi- 
cales was given by Miss Georgia Langley at her 
home, No. 1337 West Seventh street. Miss Lang- 
ley's mother, Mrs. M. E. Langley, and her sister, 
Miss Bertha Langley, assisted in receiving the 
guests. A beautiful programme was presented by 
Miss Ethel Wyatt, Mr. Ward Heller and the 
Hawaiian sextette. 



-A.t tHe Theaters 

"If I Were King," at the Burbank, is the best 
theatrical attraction this week. The revival of the 
play in which Sothern won new fame is most satis- 
factory. The company presents it even more effec- 
tively than on the occasion of its first stock pro- 
duction in Los Angeles. Although William Des- 
mond was received with enthusiasm on the occa- 
sion of his appearance after his return from New 
York, it was Harry Mestayer who achieved the 
triumph of the week. As Louis XI he gave an in- 
terpretation of a difficult role which adds honor to 
the reputation that the young actor is gradually 
building for himself. Mr. Mestayer's King proved 
that he can command powers seldom revealed in 
his work as a juvenile. He mastered the subleties 
of the part, which presents many difficulties. As a 
piece of character work it is as good as anything 
seen on the Los Angeles stage. 

Mr. Desmond as a Villon was different from the 
devil-may-care poet as embodied in the person and 
acting of Mr. Sothern, but that is not saying that he 
made the part any less fascinating or less true than 
it was when it first charmed American audiences. 
The Desmond Villon was a robust, rollicking fel- 
low, romantic and handsome. He played the love 
scenes most convincingly and deserved all the ap- 
plause that was so generously given him. Miss 
Mary Van Buren had little chance to distinguish 
herself as Catherine de Vaucelles, but she was 
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in a play that ma rag sentimental appeal. 

Maude Gilbert's Hugetc was one of the successes 
of the week. She made an unpleasant pan deli- 
anil intensely human. 

After "Mistress Nell" at the Belasco, "Brother 
( tfficers" is something of a disappointment. In this 

it cannot he said that "the play's the thing." 

Harrj Glazier, who left the Burbank company to 
ally himself with the Belasco players, made his 
first appearance since the transfer of his allegiance, 
ainl he assumed an exacting role with success. As 
Robert Hutton he made the most , >f his part and 
he was warmly received. Amelia Gardner, who ap- 
peared in the part of Baroness Roydon, did whal 
she could to redeem rather a dull play. In her 
appearances on occasions when she is given trying 
tasks that cannot ar< iuse much enthusiasm she 
Shows how- conscientious and clever she is quite as 
when she has her right place in a star part. Lewis 
Stone as Lieutenant John Hinds was a "plebian 
nobleman" of rare distinction. 

"Checkers" at the Mason Opera House was bad 
enough, hut it was sad indeed that a second worth- 
less offering should he made from a stage that 
should present only the best. Richard Carle's "The 
Maid and the Mummy."' an example of the worst in 
musical comedy, was seen for four nights by audi- 
ences of varying sizes. The company, which in- 
cluded not one person worthy of notice as a singer 
or actor, did the best it could with a hopeless hodge 
podge of lines and sounds that for lack of a better 
name must be dignified by the word music. The old 
favorite "Arizona," which filled out the week was 
a pleasant relief, for it is wholesome and American. 

Announcement that Richard Tully has placed his 
play "Juanita of San Juan" in the hands of David 
P.elasco. wdio has changed it to suit his keen judg- 
ment of what the public wants, is of much interest 
to residents of Los Angeles. Under the title "The 
Rose of the Rancho," the drama will be produced 
in the East this month, and there is no doubt of 
its success. When the play was put on at the Bur- 
bank Theater for a week's trial, last season, its 
defects were seen by the author, who went back to 
New York with the intention of changing several 
of the scenes. 

In obtaining the aid of Mr. Belasco there is no 
doubt that Mr. Tully has insured the future of his 
play. Moreover, he has fixed his own status as a 
young dramatist from whom much is to be expected 
in the future. Mr. Tully is a Californian. As an 
alumnus of the State LTniversity he has a special 
claim on the friendship of the large body of men and 
women loyal to Berkeley. Still in the early thirties. 
Mr. Tully has a long career before him, and it is 
predicted that he will make a lasting name as a 
playright. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tully have been frequent visitors 
in Los Angeles. Mrs. Tully, who is a novelist, is 
winning fame as rapidly as her husband. As Elea- 
nor Gates she is known far and wide as the author 
of "The Biography of a Prairie Girl." Her last 
novel, "The Plow Woman," is being much praised 
by eastern critics. 

Following the opera at the Auditorium the Dick- 
Ferris stock company will begin a sixteen weeks' 
engagement. The first performance will take place 
Christmas night. Miss Florence Stone is to be 
leading lady of the company. 



SOCIETY'S DOINGS 
Miss Belle Hamburger, who will make her debut 

this evening at the musicale preceding the ball foi 
the S. I'. C. A., has a voice of beautiful quality and 
great compass. Although she has studied For a 

short time only she has been able to accomplish 
enough to prove that she could win a place for her- 
self in opera. As a dramatic soprano it is said she 




Miss Bej,i,e Hamburger 
can achieve a first rank. With her instructor, 
Domenico Russo, she will sing a selection from 
"Cavalleria Rusticana. 

When Mrs. William J. Scholl arranged the musi- 
cal programme for this evening Miss Hamburger 
consented to make her first appearance. As there 
will be a large audience composed of men and 
women quick to appreciate the best in music, the 
occasion was well chosen. 

Miss Edith Herron made her debut Tuesday at a 
brilliant reception given by her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Rufus Herron, at their home, No. 3700 Sever- 
ance street. The house was decorated effectively 
with chrysanthemums, red and yellow being used 
in the big library, where the receiving party stood. 
From three to five o'clock those who formed the 
group around the debutante and her mother in- 
cluded : Mrs. Irwin Herron, Mrs. Alfred Solano, 
Mrs. Adna R. Chaffee, Mrs. Will Stewart, Mrs. 
George S. Patton, Mrs. C. C. Carpenter, Mrs. Rob- 
ert Pitcairn, of Pasadena ; Mrs. Lee Chamberlain, 
Mrs. C. F. Rosecrans, Mrs. J. D. Mercereau, Mrs. 
E. F. Pierce, Mrs. Sumner P. Hunt, Mrs. I. N. Van 
Nuys, Mrs. Edward D. Silent, Mrs. John H. Norton, 
Mrs. George W. King, Mrs.' Wesley Clark, Mrs. 
A. G. Wells, Mrs. J. Ross Clark, Mrs. E. P. Clark, 



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Mrs. Albert Crutcher, Mrs. Stephen C. Hubbell, 
Mrs. Baker P. Lee and Mrs. Homer Laughlin. 

From five to seven the following assisted : Mrs. 
W. Jarvis Barlow, Mrs. Edwin T. Earl, Mrs. Ran- 
dolph Miner, Mrs. Hancock Banning, Mrs. Howard 
E. Huntington, Mrs. George J. Denis, Mrs. Dwight 
Whiting, Mrs. Cosmo Morgan, Mrs. Henry C. Lee, 
Mrs. C. C. Parker. 

The punch was served by Miss Marian McNeil, 
Miss Alberta Denis, Miss Andrita Blassell and Miss 
Alice Elliott. 

A bevy of pretty girls assisted in entertaining 
the guests. The following were present afternoon 
and evening: Miss Anita Patton, Miss Lois Allen, 
Miss Helen Chaffee, Miss Susan Carpenter, Miss 
Lois Chamberlain, Miss Mary Hubbell, Miss Kath- 
erine Bashford, Miss Laura Solano, Miss Bessie 
Pierce, Miss Helen Wells, Miss Gwendolin Laugh- 
lin, Miss Huston Bishop, Miss Louise Burke, Miss 
Beatrice Wigmore, Miss Katherine Melius, Miss 
Adelaide Brown, Miss Annis Van Nuys, Miss Clara 
Mercereau, Miss M. Stewart and Miss Jessie Mc- 
Farland. 

Miss Herron is a girl of unusual talent. She is a 
singer whose lyric soprano voice has been culti- 
vated under famous teachers. Endowed with a 
delicate beauty and. a character of much sweetness, 
this young girl has been always a favorite in Los 
Angeles and she will be an important addition to 
society. 

Mrs. William J. Scholl was guest of honor last 
Tuesday at a luncheon given by Mrs. W. F. Hern- 
don and her daughter Miss Pearl M. Herndon at 
their Hollywood residence. Covers were laid for 
Mesdames William J. Scholl, Mary J. Schallert. 
Charles J. George, C. A. Boyle, A. M. Bryant, E. W. 
Elliott, Charles Hoag, E. B. Herndon, G. Alexander 
Bobrick and Misses Fannie Dillon, Anita Wade and 
Katherine Thompson. 

Dr. and Mrs. Aquin S. Kelly of New York City 
have come to Los Angeles to pass the winter. Dr. 
Kelly is a leading specialist in children's diseases, 
but his professional fame is more or less obscured 
by the fact that he is a brother to the clever author, 
Myra Kelly. 

Tom Browne, the famous English cartoonist who 
visited Los Angeles last week, has been interpreting 
American life from a truly John Bull point of view 
that has touched a sensitive spot now and then 
among his "subjects" dissected with a pencil point. 
Mr. Browne has been on the staff of the Chicago 
Tribune for a few months. He came to the coast 
for a brief trip before returning to London and 
doubtless he will give his impression of California 
to the British public. It is always amusing to see 
ourselves as Mr. Browne sees us, even though we 
may not like the pictures. 

The handsome residence built by D. C. McCan 
at No. 2205 West Adams street is almost ready for 
occupancy. Mr. and Mrs. McCan will take posses- 
sion about November 15. This house, surrounded 
by a high wall, attracts much attention, and it will 
be one of the show places when it is completed. 
Much furniture has been brought from abroad. 

Mrs. William Baylay, Jr., of No. 1107 Twenty- 
eighth street, gave a luncheon yesterday in honor of 
Miss Frances Coulter. Miss Elsie Lauz and Miss 



Inez Moore will entertain in Miss Coulter's honor 
next Friday at a matinee party. 

Mrs. Henry Woollacott and Miss Margaret Wool- 
lacott will be at home Fridays in November. 

Mrs. Charles C. Carpenter and her daughter, Miss 
Susie Carpenter, will give a tea next Thursday 
afternoon at their home, No. 1153 West Twenty- 
seventh street. 

Mrs. M. E. Johnson of' the Hotel Lankershim 
will entertain forty guests Thursday afternoon, 
November 15, at luncheon. 

Mrs. William Mead has issued invitations for a 
luncheon at the California Club Saturday, November 
10. Afterward the guests will be taken to the 
matinee performance of the Lambardi Opera com- 
pany at the Auditorium. 

La Fiesta Sunset club gave a Hallowe'en dance 
Tuesday evening at the Woman's Club house. The 
proceeds went into the fund being raised for the 
decorations of vehicles for La Fiesta parade next 
spring. 

C. P. Neilson's exhibit of water colors at the 
Steckel gallery closed Wednesday, when a number 
of well-known society folk visited the gallery to 
enjoy a last glimpse of the pictures, a number of 
which have been sold. Among the visitors were 
Mrs. Hancock Banning, Mrs. Randolph Miner, Mrs. 
Mary Longstreet, Mrs. Edwin T. Earl, Misses 
Echo Allen and Nina Patton, and Boris de Lon- 
donier. 

The Maria Louise Society, composed of little 
girls, today will open its annual bazar for the 
endowment of a bed in the Children's Hospital. 
The handsome home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. 
Cline, West Adams street and Figueroa street, has 
been beautifully decorated and numerous booths 
have been set up. It is likely that several hundred 
dolllars will be realized toward the fund, which 



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Manager 



The Auditorium 

"THE BEST" 

GRAND OPENING 

THURSDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 8th. 

Lambardi Grand Opera Company 



Magnificent Spectacular Production of 

AIDA 

Esther Adoberto as Aida 



FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS 

LUCIA 

Adalina Tromben as Lucia 
Seats Now on Sale Phone 2367 

Prices 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00 

"The Auditorium is the Only Fire Proof Theatre In 
the City' 1 



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must amount to $5,000. The officers and members 
of the society arc: Misses Rae Belle Morlan 
I o'jise Wells. Daphne Drake, Sarah V. Clark, Alice 
(.line Anita Thomas, Agnes Whi taker, Charlotte 
Winston. Constance Cline, charlotte Wadsworth, 
Frances Richards, Florence Willard, Jane Rollins, 
Juliet Borden, Lillian Phillips, Lillian Van I 
Margaret Maurice. Mildred Burnett, Margery l'i 
ley. Margarita Vincent, Ruth Cass, Rita Mo 
Selena Ingram, Helen Taggart, Norma Haupt, Mar- 
guerite Hughes, Reavis Hughes, Mary Hughes, 
Aleen Phillips, Marie Wagar, Jessica Wagar, Doro- 
thy Leonard. Virginia Walsh. Juliet Boileau, Edythe 
Bryant, Helen Randall, Margery Freeman, Edna 
Bennett, Barbara Stephens. Aleen McCarthy, Cecil 
Call, Margery Minds. June Braun, Amy Marie Nor- 
ton. Clara Smith and Lstelle Johnson. 

Reciprocity day at the Highland Park Ebell Club 
proved to be a red letter event. Members and 
guests assembled Tuesday afternoon in Wood's 
Hall, which had been made beautiful with chrysan- 
themums. Mrs. M. ('.. Osmund, the president, made 
a graceful little speech. After musical numbers by 
Airs. Brimhall ami Percy Lusk, Mrs. Oliver 0. 
Bryant, president of the district federation, made 
a strong address in which she said that since they 
could not have a ballot, American women were 
accomplishing great things by the use of the peti- 
tion. She then presented a petition to abolish bill 
boards, and several hundred women signed it. 

Mrs. Katherine B. Rardon, state chairman of reci- 
procity, was guest of honor. Mrs. Rardon was unt'.l 
recently a resident of Bakersfield, but she has now 
established her home in Los Angeles. Mrs. Emma 
M. Greenleaf made one of the happiest speeches 
of the day, in which she said that she had heard a 
brilliant company of men and women declare that 
from the platform they desired to hear about "lions 
or life." Miss Edna Douthit, a young birl, beautiful 
and rarely gifted, delighted the audience by two 
solos played on her famous violin. Her first selec- 
tion, Wieniawski's "Legende," was played with a 
breadth of tone and a freedom of the bowing arm 
that was worthy of a celebrated artist. After the 
programme tea was served from a number of prettily 
decorated tables. 

Assisting the president were the following: Mrs. 
C. I. Ritchey, Mrs. Jane Beatty, Mrs. J. F. Brooke, 
Mrs. C. H. Quinn, Miss Frances Robinson, Mrs. 
Robert Hood, Mrs. W. A. Clark and Mrs. S. W. 
Hastings. 

The Philomath Club celebrated reciprocity day- 
Wednesday at the residence of Mrs. Charles L. 
Hubbard, No. 1212 Orange street. The subject 
chosen for discussion was "California," and the fol- 
lowing speakers were heard : Mrs. Robert J. Bur- 
dette, Mrs. Jirah D. Cole, Mrs. R. FI. F. Variel, Mrs. 
Philip Hubert, Mrs. E. K. Foster, and Miss Eliza- 
beth Kenney. Other distinguished guests were : 
Mrs. R. J. Waters Mrs. E. A. Pitkin, Mrs. J. A. 
Hendricks, Mrs. M. M. Coman, Mrs. O. Shepherd 
Barnum, Mrs. L. W. Goddin, Mrs. W. W. Mur- 
phy, Mrs. Oliver C. Bryant and Miss Bessie Stod- 
dart. The reception committee included Mrs. 
Charles Harding, president of the club, Mrs. Chris- 
tine Linkenbach, Mrs. C. F. Delano, Mrs. C. F. 
Crowell, Mrs. G. B. Corwin, Mrs. Mattison B. Jones, 
Mrs. J. B. Brown, Mrs. E. W. Davies, Mrs. Harry- 
Becker, Mrs. Barber, Mrs Milton Adams, Mrs. G. 



1'.. lash. Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Rose Charles. Mrs 
Eckert, Mrs. Charles R. Barker ami Mrs. Wood. 

The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, 1). I )., rec- 
tor of St. James' ( Ihurch, Brooklj n, X. Y.. and Miss 
Mary !•'.. Williams were married Monday in Boston. 

The wedding took place in old Si. Paul's Church, 
where Dr. Howling was ordained to the Episcopal 
ministry, and was solemnized by the Rt. Rev. Will- 
iam Lawrence. I). IV. bishop of '.Massachusetts, who 
ordained him. The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Jagger, 
D. I)., recently bishop of Southern ( Ihio and now the 
rector of St. Paul's, assisted in the ceremony. 

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E6e Civic Federation 

A quiet but very important event in Pasadena 
was the recent meeting of the Southern California 
Civic Improvement Federation, called first in Pasa- 
dena because the Crown City represents in many 
instances the greatest advancement in things rated 
highest in a city's welfare. From the owners of 
the Adolph Busch Private Park to the inhabitants 
of the tiniest bungalow in the farthest corner, every 
one is interested in high civic standards; and yet, 
strange to say, the meetings of the Civic Improve- 
ment Federation were but moderately well attended, 
even the names of Professor Plehn of Berkeley and 
Dr. Jordan of Stanford drawing but a small crowd. 
The scarcity of women was a matter of even greater 
comment to one accustomed to seeing women active 
in all affairs of every kind and condition. It was 
even noticed among those who attended that several 
women were beyond the sliding partition out of 
sight of the audience, but where they could see and 
hear the speakers. It may not have been fully un- 
derstood that the meetings were all public, or many 
may have depended upon reading the accounts in 
the papers. Yet it was a pity that more people could 
not have heard Professor Plehn, to whom, with his 
committee, has been delegated the task of devising 
a scheme for the equalization of taxes — a plan which 
shall take the unequal burden from the realty and 
small tax payer, and place it with the great corpora- 
tions, and the holders of vast sums of money who 
are adepts at escaping the assessment rolls. Pro- 
fessor Plehn gave the impression of being entirely 
familiar with his subject to its minutest detail, and 
in clear, concise language went over the greater 
justice of the proposed plan. Whether his hearers 
were in sympathy was not evident, though many 
questions were asked. The idea is to present the 
scheme advanced by this committee, in the form of 
a bill to the coming session of the legislature. Ac- 
cording to the professor, as the burden of taxation 
now is, real estate pays eighty-five per cent of the 
taxes and person property fifteen per cent. 

Dr. Jordan's "Continuing City" was one of the 
notable addresses, dealing as it did with the many 
complicated questions arising from masses of hu- 
manity dwelling in small space. Dr. Jordan spoke 
in a general way of corruption, graft, large expense 
and general failure in the average city government, 
nor did the speaker believe that the cocksure remedy 
for all municipal ills lay in municipal ownership. 
He rather advocated the abolition of the ward di- 
vision in a city, and the selection of aldermen from 
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than the place of residence in some ward. It was 
thought to be advisable for American cities to adopt 
one or two plans which had worked well in England. 
This abolition of wards, namely, the giving up of 
the idea that the city is a federation of districts, 
was one suggestion. Another suggestion was the 
election of mayor for an indefinite term. Instead 
of the usual election for two years or four years, 
make it an indeterminate length of time, to be ended 
when the city was dissatisfied. The too great 
division of responsibility in the city government 
was thought to be a source of much inability to 
locate trouble. Concentration of responsibility was 
suggested, then troubles could be easily located 
and remedied. The breadth of mind and greatness 
of heart shown in the "Continuing City" was a 
liberal education in itself. 

It is very evident that President Jordan of Stan- 
ford is making a place for himself in the hearts of 
the Californians not unlike that which President 
Angell holds in the hearts of the great Middle West, 
where the people by an affectionate pronunciation 
of the word "Prexy" express more the warmth of 
heart than is possible by any effusion of tongue. 

To go back to the Civic League — where we have 
really been all the time — arrangements were made 
for a permanent organization, and hereafter there 
will be more unity and harmony, if possible, in the 
steady advance of California, than ever before. 

Since the adjournment of the Civic Federation 
there has been some talk of the need of women to 
come forward and help the cause of improvement, 
and some comment on the small attendance, but 
whether Pasadenans attend civic meetings, or 
whether the women are interested in civic affairs 
is not so much to the point as long as it is a fact 
that Pasadena is far ahead of the most of the towns 
of the country in cleanliness and in all material 
things, not to mention the high standards of living 
generally held. It may be necessary for women to 
be more interested, but to many accustomed to 
seeing the larger part of every duty and responsi- 
bility of a public nature left to the women, it is 
quite a comfort to dwell in and be part of a com- 
muity where the men carry the burden of municipal 
improvement and carry it so well that few places 
are so sightly or so sanitary. 



A Record-breaKing Season 

"Six inches of snow in October" over the Far 
East and the Middle States augurs well for a full 
house at every place in Southern California. In 
Pasadena the influx of winter visitors is much 
greater than ever before at this time of year, Colo- 
rado street taking on much of the rush and bustle 
of January. Though the hotel registers do not 
as yet show any great number of guests, yet quite 
all the desirable nearby and down-town apartments, 
rooms and bungalows, are taken. All this means 
a long season and a busy one for business men., 
and proves that regular winter visitors are inclined 
each year to come earlier and stay later, ending in 
a permanent residence. Many of these early comers 
are here to take advantage of the schools, which 
have again .exceeded their prescribed boundaries, 
and compelled the erection of three new buildings, 
with the need of three more staring the School 
Board in the face before these are nearly com- 
pleted. Two years ago it would not have been 



possible to conceive of the need of those now in 
erection. One amusing, also annoying, feature of 
this rapid growth is the apparent inability of the 
text book dealers to compute the number of text 
books needed to be brought on. As many were 
ordered as last year, perhaps more, and yet the 
number was entirely inadequate. In many in- 
stances the supply lasted one forenoon or one day, 
with the greater number of children unsupplied. 
Hurry-up calls for more from the houses in Los 
Angeles revealed the same conditions existing there, 
so orders went hurriedly to the publishers. In many 
instances teachers are compelled to go on with 
work in classes only partially supplied with the 
necessary guides, so working a hardship on the 
pupil and causing annoyance to teachers. It was 
even discovered that publishers had underestimated 
the school population, and a second edition of cer- 
tain little books had to be hurried through the press 
to overcome this deficiency. It has been suggested 
that in the count for next year, at least a few extra 
ones be expected. 



SKaKespear Club's Special Section 

By the beginning of November clubs, societies, 
and organizations of all kinds have definitely agreed 
upon their work for the winter. Of interest to the 
greatest number are, the announcements of the 
Shakespeare Club, Pasadena's most widely known 
organization of women, which gives the time of 
meet of the art, literature and music sections. 

The art section is under the leadership of Hector 
Alliot, and meets for the first time on Tuesday, 
November 16, and each alternate Tuesday until 
March 10. The literature section is with Professor 
Margaret E. Stratton, and meets for the first time 
Tuesday, November 13, and each alternate Tues- 
day to March 17, ten lectures in all. The subject to 
be "English Poetry of the Nineteenth Century." 
The music section is this year with J. Benson Starry, 
who succeeds Mrs. Minnie Porter Baldwin, who 
was compelled to resign because of ill health, and 
meets first on Wednesday, November 14, the recitals 
coming each alternate Wednesday until May 29. 
All lectures and recitals are free to club members ; 
a nominal admission fee is charged others. All 
meetings are held at the club house on South Los 
Robles avenue. 



A Press Trouble 

The recent announcement of the engagement of 
Miss Anne Goodwin, society editor of the Pasadena 
Evening Star, following closely as it does upon 
the heels of two other engagements among the 
office force of the same paper, brings forth the sug- 
gestion that Editor Prisk or Manager Searls fumi- 
gate for germs of heart disease unless they wish 
the whole staff to be contaminated. 



A Fountain-bead of Graft 

"Partisanship has no proper place in city politics. 
For the conduct of municipal affairs — always local 
in character — bears no relation to national or state 
politics, and the joining of these two unrelated 
forces, the mixing of local with national affairs, has 
been the prolific source of much of the crime, graft 
and misgovernment of cities. — Lee C. Gates. 



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Mahe It Unanimous 
There arc a few planks in the platform of the 

Non-Partisan organization of Los Angeles county 
that ought to win all independent votes ior most of 
that ticket. While every candidate who goes before 
the people on that platform may not be the very 
best man who might have been secured, the list, 
as a whole, is one which should commend itself to 
those citizens who sincerely desire to see the ad- 
ministration of the business of the county taken out 
of partisan politics. Among the reforms advocated 
by the Non-Partisans the following arc especially 
worthy of careful consideration : 

"We demand that the guaranty in the constitution 
of equal taxation be applied to the taxation of 
property of public utility corporations, and that they 
be taxed at their true and just value as evidenced 
by the market value of their securities and by their 
earnings. 

"We demand that the present laws of the state be 
amended to permit the construction of county roads 
and that such roads be macadamized so as to facili- 
tate the transportation of wagons, automobiles and 
traction engines, and thus regulate the rates of trans- 
portation. 

"We demand that the barriers to commerce by 
water erected by the Southern Pacific be removed, 
and that free commerce be restored. This necessi- 
tates the restoration of the public water front to the 
people and the opening of commerce between the 
coast and interior points over county highways and 
competing railroads. 

"We condemn race track gambling in all its forms, 
and pledge our nominees for supervisors, state sen- 
ate and assembly to labor unceasingly to the end 
that it may be abolished." 

It is, on the whole, a strong declaration of prin- 
ciples. With such men as Lewis A. Groff, James C. 
Rives and the other candidates for judicial honors 
and Marshall Stimson, Dr. W. A. Lamb, George M. 
Gift'en, Ben E. Ward, Walter B. Leeds, Charles W. 
Bell, T. W. Brotherton and W. A. Hammel enter- 
ing the lists the vote ought to be made unanimous. 

* * * 

Not Tired of the Fight 

George M. Giffen has been righting "machine 
politics" in Los Angeles for a decade, and is just 
as fresh as he was at the opening of the first bout. 
Would to heaven that for once — just once — a ma- 
jority in the California legislature consisted of men 
like him. Legislators — save the mark! — no, pup- 
pets, automatons, operated by hands that no longer 
hide behind the drops on the political stage but 
stand out boldly in the limelight of publicity ! Send 
George M. Giffen to the senate and be sure of at 
least one representative — literally representative — 
of the people. 

* * * 

Material is Not Laching 

The University of California, in planning the 
foundation of an Academy of Pacific Coast History, 
in which the interest of the student shall be con- 
centrated in ethnology, archaeology and the native 
languages, as well as in politics, commerce and in- 
dustry, is the father of a most timely movement. 
What a study the history of politics, for instance. 
can be made! President Wheeler has given us an 
indication, in his recent address before the pupils 



of one of the Los Angeles schools, of what the 
tenor of his instruction in the political history of 
California might be if the matter were left in his 
hands solely. The material for one of the most 
dramatic chapters in the proposed text book has 
been furnished during the past fortnight, right un- 
der the eyes of the students in the institution of 
which he is the head. 

* * * 

Take the Bull by the Horns 

It will be a most deplorable outcome if Los An- 
geles, noted the world over as a health resort, should 
be compelled to admit the existence of an epidemic 
of typhoid or other deadly disease as the result of 
the "manana" policy which is being pursued in 
connection with the sewer system. For two or 
three years we have witnessed continuous dilatory 
tactics over this vital problem. The Board of Public 
Works finds itself in an embarrassing position on 
account of the innumerable, and to some extent 
inexcusable, delays in pushing the work on the 
outfall sewer. What the body appears to need 
more than anything else is a leader who will com- 
pel it, by the sheer force of his character, to take the 
bull by the horns and complete the system, lawsuits 
or no lawsuits. The menace to life should be re- 
duced to the minimum at all hazards. The men who 
"do things" are the men of the_ hour. It is such 
exigencies as that now confronting the board that 
produce heroes. 

* * * 

Turn on the Flood 

"Since the Non-Partisan movement has been or- 
ganized, so many of my friends have met me and 
said, 'I believe in that principle. I want to help the 
work along. Tell me how I can be useful,' that I 
want to urge upon them and- upon all who are really 
interested in this movement that they can be of 
great assi3tance and can do their part in this work. 
I have been made chairman of a special committee 
on election frauds, and any one who wishes to as- 
sist in this work can do so. 

"Volunteers who are willing to assist in organiz- 
ing precincts and in working at the polls as chal- 
lengers and watchers on election day, are requested 
to call at the county Non-Partison headquarters, 
No. 422 Merchants Trust Building, and leave their 
names and addresses." — Marshall Stimson. 

W r hat man who loves Los Angeles, who cares for 
honest government in the city, county or state, can 
resist putting his hand to the task? In the name of 
common decency, help not only to close all the 
channels through which legal votes may be lost 
or nullified by the corrupt practices characteristic 
of the past, but help to divert every possible vote 
into the great flood that is now headed toward the 
Augean stables of California politics. 

* * * 

But a Pleasant Memory 

The pioneers of California, like the veterans of 
the Civil War, are passing rapidly down the avenue 
leading to The Past. One by one, year by year, 
almost day by day, these relics of the romance and 
tragedy of bygone days, these builders of a great 
commonwealth, these cornerstones of an empire 
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fast dissipating vapors on its eastern horizon, are 
becoming but a pleasant memory. 

These thoughts are suggested by the passing of 
William H. Perry, one of the relatively few "Forty- 
niners" until recently remaining in Los Angeles. 
Not only was he a true pioneer, but the son and 
the grandson, if not the great-grandson, of pioneers. 
The lure of virgin gold impelled him hither, but the 
voice of the mountains was stilled when he reached 
Los Angeles in the early fifties, and from the day 
of his arrival until his death this city was his home 
and the scene of his growing business interests. 
He promoted several important private enterprises 
and public utilities, and became possessed of great 
wealth. He was a striking figure in the affairs of 
life in Southern California. 

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Flower Show a Success 

The annual exhibition of the Southern California 
Horticultural Society opened Wednesday evening in 
the Blanchard building. Blanchard and Symphony 
halls were used for the display of rare plants and 
beautiful blossoms. The most artistic taste was 
exercised in the arrangement of the exhibits, which 
were of extraordinary perfection that delighted all 
who were interested in floriculture. Chrysanthe- 
mums by the hundred proudly challenged attention. 

Society was enthusiastic when the two halls trans- 
formed into wonderful gardens were first disclosed 
beneath myriad lights. There was good music and 
the promenade concerts each afternoon and evening 
became important social events that brought out 
handsome costumes. Many large parties were made 
up for the evenings and the candy and flower 
booths were well patronized. The noon luncheons 
served by Christ Church drew large crowds that 
enjoyed the delicious cooking. Artistically, botani- 
cally, socially and financially the flower show was 
a tremendous success. 

* * * 

Palatial Playgrounds for ihe Goat 

The Los Angeles Nobles of the Mystic Shrine 
are going to spend $100,000 for a temple, to be 
erected on the corner of Jefferson and Royal streets. 
The main auditorium will be 150 by 185 feet, with 
a height from floor to trusses of fifty-four feet. The 
stage, to be built at the west end of the room, will 
be forty-three feet wide and thirty-four feet deep, 
with a proscenium opening thirty feet wide and 
twenty-two feet high. In the center of the audi- 
torium the floor will be flat and without seats, leav- 
ing a "working space" 102 by 151 feet, with the 
stage on one side and tiers of raised seats on the 
other sides. The seating capacity of these seats 
will be 2000. On a balcony at the east end of the 
building will be a banquet hall 65 by 150 feet, with 
north and south galleries twenty-four feet wide. 

If this new home of the Shriners can be completed 
before the big meeting of the grand body of the 
order next year, visiting Shriners will be entertained 
in one of the most attractive edifices devoted to their 
work in America, and will return to their homes 
with wonderful tales of the greatness of Los An- 
geles and the progressive spirit of its people. 

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Hail to the Chief 
After the editorial pages of this issue of the 
Pacific Outlook' had gone to press, announcement 



was made by the Police Commission that it had 
determined upon the appointment of Captain Paul 
Flammer to the post of chief of the department. 
In deference to public sentiment, probably, the 
commission has endeavored to select for this im- 
portant position a man in whom the people of Los 
Angeles have some confidence. Captain Flammer's 
record is said to be clean, and his capabilities such 
as to commend him to the consideration and patience 
of the people. 

* * * 

To SpeaK on Child Labor 

Owen R. Lovejoy will address the convention of 
the district federation of women's clubs, November 
21. In response to a telegram sent last Monday 
the famous reformer consented to make the long 
trip from New York for the purpose of speaking 
on child labor. It is the desire of Mrs. Willoughby 
Rodman, who has done much for the children of 
Los Angeles, to agitate the question of procuring a 
factory inspector for the city, one with sufficient 
leisure to protect the boys and girls from toil that is 
injurious to them. Mr. Lovejoy has accomplished 
a great deal in his line xii effort in New York. He 
will be able to' present the evils existing in the 
United States so vividly that the club women will 
renew their efforts to have all local infringements 
on the laws stopped as far as possible. The con- 
vention will open November 20 and a strong pro- 
gramme has been prepared for the three days' 
sessions. It is hoped that Mr. Lovejoy can be 
persuaded to give a lecture to the general public. 



The Farmers & Merchants 
National Bank 



OF LOS ANGELES 



LARGEST CAPITAL AND SURPLUS 
Oldest Bank in Southern California. 



Capital .... 
Surplus and Profits 



$1,500,000 
$1,550,000 



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Neapolitan Aspirations 
Naples has become infected with the germ of the 
sixth class "city" fever. The residents of the con- 
tiguous territory which it is proposed to annex 
the section between Long Beach and Alamitos Baj 
—are not in full sympathy with the project, and 
hard campaigning will be necessary to overcome 
some of the opposition. 



Hundreds of Tons of Walnuts 
The 1906 walnut season at Rivera is witnessing 

for the tirst time, the employment of machinery for 
grading, blending and bleaching the nuts on a scale 
hitherto unknown to California. After they are 
washed, the nuts pass through a chemical hath 
which, without injuring them, gives their shells the 
lighter tint demanded by consumers. The Los 
Xietos and Ranchito Association, which markets 
the crop from about 6,000 acres, will handle this 
year upwards of a hundred carloads of the highest 
grade of walnuts. 



Getting Into Man's Clothes 

Long Beach is to have a new city charter. It 
needs one. It is getting to be too big a town and 
too important to worry along under its old bill of 
rights. It stands in need of numerous improvements 
that cannot be begun under its present limited 
authority, and as soon as the new charter shall have 
been conferred and the machinery of the new gov- 
ernment set in motion we may look to see the lively- 
beach resort climb rapidly along toward a more 
conspicuous position among the seaside towns of 
California. 



Hot Words from the Pulpit 

Those were rather startling words that Dr. Alli- 
son used in the pulpit of the Monrovia Christian 
church last Sunday — "Follow your convictions if 
they lead you to hell." Henry Ward Beecher once 
shocked his congregation by entering the pulpit in 
his shirt sleeves and comparing the heat of the day 
with the temperature supposed to obtain in the 
regions of eternal darkness. Sensational pronounce- 
ments like these may be acceptable to some church 
attendants, but many who will tolerate them when 
they issue from the lips of occupants of pulpits ex- 
perience an angrv tingling- of the nerves when they 
are heard upon the street. 



The Auto Heart 

From an Ocean Park physician comes an awful 
word of warning to automobile scorchers. He says 
that his investigations have demonstrated that the 
excitement of the wheeled chase subjects the heart 
to such a severe and continuous strain that the cord 
of life may be snapped at any time by a slight and 
sudden tension. "This fact," declares this doctor, 
"should be widely circulated. It would have more 
effect in bringing wild driving to an end than all 
the anti-speed ordinances that could be passed." 
He is over-sanguine. The chances are that the 
posting of the warning underneath the eyes of every 
automobilist in Los Angeles who is a devotee of the 
sport would have about as much effect in the reduc- 



tion of ih<- speed of his machine as the honking of 
a rival's alarm. 



A Question of Attire 
Postmaster Meigs of Ocean Park is making a 

record for himself, hut he finds that a career of pub- 
lic usefulness has its drawback-. He has reported 

to the Community League that all is going well in 
his office, but he says that he does not 'want another 
term as a federal official. Since Mr. Meigs won 
fame for himself — fame that reached even to An- 
thony Comstock — by forbidding young persons at- 
tired in bathing suits to visit the general delivery 
window, he has sternly continued in the path of 
duty, although he has felt that many comely girls 
and athletic youths looked upon him with scorn. 
The public generally feels proud of a public servant 
who will stand by the right. The decree that the 
most impatient swain and most courted girl must 
wait for their letters until they have put off their 
bathing suits and put on the habiliments of fashion- 
able conventionality may be cruel to the few, but 
postmasters must guard the morals and the sensi- 
bilities of the many. 

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To Care for Epileptics 

The project for the foundation of a sanitarium 
for epileptics is a good movement, and it is in cap- 
able hands. The spirit back of it is one of true 
philanthropy. The city authorities, it is under- 
stood, will be asked to co-operate by allowing the 
use of property near the old Catholic cemetery for 
this purpose. Many states have set a good example 
in this direction. Institutions of this character 
properly should become wards of the state. Most 
eleemosynary projects have small beginnings, and 
continuous agitation is essential to the building of a 
public sentiment of sufficient strength to insure 
proper legislative attention. The Los Angeles citi- 
zens back of this movement will have a hard row 
to hoe, but they are not of the class that is easily 
discouraged. 



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For Self-preservation 

"Recent events in San Francisco have shown the 
danger of a powerful and corrupt machine, and the 
voters of Los Angeles county will, in my opinion, 
smash the local machine as a matter of self-preserva- 
tion." — Milton K. Young. 



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The Two PatHs 

"The future of our administrations lies within 
two lines. We may follow the present tendency 
until the entire nation is administered by and for 
the great corporate interests, or we can assert our- 
selves as men and preserve our rights as individuals 
to govern ourselves. The first course means that 
we must pay the price that is asked by the corpora- 
tions and, in exchange for the fruits of our labor, 
take what is offered. We may be sure that the bar- 
gain will be drawn as narrowly as greed and rapacity 
can effect. The second course means a continuous, 
persistent, individual endeavor on the part of all 
citizens. It will be hard, unselfish labor, but the 
reward will repay all sacrifice and effort." — Mar- 
shall Stimson. 

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CASUAL OBSERVATIONS 

The Board of Public Works is the author of an 
unusual but highly commendable act in releasing 
A. P. Pusich from his contract for the construction 
of certain city sewers. Through an error, Mr. 
Pusich put in a bid which, had he been compelled 
to execute it, would have resulted in a loss to him 
of twelve hundred dollars. The fact that Mr. Pu- 
sich bears the reputation of being one of the best 
and most conscientious contractors in Los Angeles 
prompted the city authorities to release him from 
his unprofitable contract. Here, at least, the policy 
of honesty has proven to be the best. Other con- 
tractors would do well to "nota bene." 



Roorbacks are developing rapidly under, the in- 
fluence of the genial rays of California's November 
sun. The crop is prolific. They ripen over-fast and 
most of them find their way to the political garbage 
can before an unsuspicious public is able to swallow 
them. It is well to examine everything bearing any 
evidence of having been plucked from the time- 
honored roorback tree. The color and texture of 
the skin of the fruit varies to a remarkable degree. 



"Remember Ruef !" will make a closing campaign 
cry as effective as the historic battle cry of 1898 — 
"Remember the Maine !" Not that there is any 
danger that Ruef will be forgotten, but that the in- 
famy attaching to him and his companions will 
be italicized, as it were. 



Francis J. Heney started in Portland, dropped 
down to Eugene, Ore., and now has opened on San 
Francisco. His star is leading him southward. Let 
us hope, for the good name of the city, that if he 
ever comes to Los Angeles it will be simply as a 
friendly visitor. He will find no Ruefs here. He has 
discovered The Only One, the first of a new species 
that will be exterminated almost at birth. 



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Obstacles to Consolidation 

The Consolidation Commission is n« »t finding it - 

l>ath strewn all the way with roses. Stiff opposition 
to the proposed extension of the city's limits south- 
ward has developed in Gardena and one or tWO other 
points in the strip which it is proposed to annex 
to this city, but just how serious it may he and. 
how long continued remains to be seen. Residents 
of Gardena in particular are "in a state of mind" 
over the proposal of the commission to establish the 
boundaries of the new district at points which, they 
state, will exclude from the city and consequently 
from municipal control the electric lines running 
from Los Angeles to Redondo and San Pedro re- 
spectively. In support of their contention that an- 
nexation will not be accomplished by net benefits 
of so important a character as were at first antici- 
pated, they bring- forth the charge that the railway 
company which formerly asked but twenty-five 
cents for a round-trip ticket between that point and 
Los Angeles, has raised the price first to thirty 
and then to thirty-five cents, although it offers to 
convey passengers a similar distance over its lines 
elsewhere for less money. 

On this subject a member of the campaign com- 
mittee is reported as saying: "We have tried to 
be fair to everybody in this project for incorpora- 
tion, to the railways as well as everyone else. As 
it is, the railroad will be forced to carry passengers 
about three miles farther for five cents than it now 
does. It would be unfair to compel it to carry pas- 
sengers all the way from Wilmington or San Pedro 
for a nickel." 

The question of fares is one that can easily be 
adjusted to the satisfaction of the people of Gar- 
dena and doubtless of the railroad company as well, 
but it cannot be settled effectually until the state 
legislature convenes. That, it appears, will be too 
late to permit the consummation of the present 
plans for the annexation of sufficient territory to 
bring San Pedro and Wilmington to the doors of Los 
Angeles before January I, as between now and that 
date the residents of those two places are to vote 
upon the matter of a freeholders' charter. 

The situation is unfortunate, both for Los An- 
geles and the inhabitants of Gardena and the other 
towns and communities affected by the project. 
The only way out of the difficulty at the present time 
seems to be for the railroad people to make the 
necessary concession in the matter of fares, which, 
by the way, would be a master business stroke on 
their part, as it would result in an appreciable in- 
crease in the business of the corporation. The 
time cannot be very far distant when some pro- 
vision will be made for a more reasonable rate of 
fare. Such action on the part of the railroad will 
greatly facilitate the cause of annexation and con- 
solidation bv the removal of what seems to be the. 



chief obstacle in the way of the acceptance of tin 
proposition by our anxious neighbors to the south 

Besides Gardena. it is proposed to take into the 
city sections of Athens. Howard Summit and Sun- 
nyside, and a strip of the Cahuenga valley, Griffith 
Park. F.agle Rock, Glendale and what is locally 
known as East Hollywood. The great majority 
of the business men and property owners of San 
Pedro and Wilmington are said to favor the plan. 
Under the law these two places may disincorporate 
now. hut if they adopt a freeholders' charter be- 
tween now and January I. 1907, as is contemplated, 
a constitutional amendment will be necessary to 
allow them to come into the city. 

The question of the consolidation of the two 
school districts southwest of the city is a simple 
problem, compared with that of street car fares. 
Annexation would relieve the people of the Ladow 
district of the bonded indebtedness incurred, a vote 
to become a part of this city vitiating prior action 
looking toward consolidation with another school 
district. This statement is made upon the authority 
of the county superintendent of schools. 

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the stand of the electric railway company. If it will 
guarantee to the people of Gardena and other points 
south of Los Angeles that it will adjust the matter 
of fires to their satisfaction, and make the guarantee 
good, the chances are that the opposition thus far 
manifested will fade into insignificance. 



The Greatest Annexationist of All 

Los Angeles, through its Consolidation Commis- 
sion and the campaign committee of that body, 
which is now working so hard for the consumma- 
tion of the plans so greatly desired, must be fair 
to residents of the outlying districts, above all 
things. In the unprecedentedly lively action of the 
parent body, which took the initial step toward 
bringing San Pedro harbor to our doors, the peo- 
ple of Los Angeles who have manifested a spirit 
of enthusiasm were almost carried off their feet. 
As in many cases where quick work has been found 
necessary to circumvent the machinations of foes 
to civic progress and the welfare of the people, 
there is prima facie evidence, at least, that the in- 
herent rights of all parties concerned in this im- 
portant question have not been considered quite 
so carefully as they would have been had more 
time time been allowed for the perfection of plans. 

The aim of the Consolidation Commission cannot 
be too highly commended. The strategy which 
marked the beginning of its campaign for annexa- 
tion was the result of a desire to prevent the South- 
ern Pacific from swallowing up our only available 
harbor possibility. The Southern Pacific is the 
greatest annexationist in America. Its shrewd and 
far-sighted attorneys, backed by a powerful com- 
bination in state and municipal government, have 
been able to deprive the people of California of so 
great a majority of their sea-coast privileges which 
belong to the people by all laws of right that al- 
most nothing remains to the original owners. To 
Los Angeles and San Pedro and Wilmington was 
left the alternative of losing the splendid harbor to 
the south of us or engaging in tactics as sharp 
as or a little sharper than those which have been 
employed by the great railroad combination. Thus 
far the people's cause is on the ascendant, and the 
display of that tact for which the promoters of the 
material welfare of Los Angeles have always been 
noted will result in victory for the people. "Any- 
thing to beat the Southern Pacific" should be the 
companion slogan to "Los Angeles to the Sea." 
But while safeguarding the interests of the great 
majority of the people, we should ponder seriously 
before taking any steps that may be interpreted as a 
disposition to leave any of our prospective munici- 
pal family in a situation which will render them 
liable to impositions on the part of any other rail- 
road corporation. 



"Hedda Gabler" Displeases a Professor 

The study of modern dramatic art at Stanford 
University has had a temporary setback because one 
of the professors does not agree with Miss Constance 
Crawley concerning the proper interpretation of 
"Hedda Gabler." Before the recent performance 
three plays representing the work of three renowned 
writers were submitted to the faculty, which desired 
the English actress to interpret a literary master- 
piece. Strange to say, the Ibsen study of a woman 
of a diseased mind was chosen as the most illumin- 
ating and instructive. 

There was a large audience with girl students in 
the majority. When the curtain fell on the last 
act, few of* the girls understood the Ibsen message 
to humanity. The young men were frankly bored. 
The faculty, however, felt that Miss Crawley had 
given an artistic performance, which was of value 
to the classes interested in the work of the great 
Norwegian. One person dissented from the ver- 
dict of praise for Miss Crawley. Professor Karl 
Rendorff said things in German which when trans- 
lated for the newspapers were as follows : 

"We were treated to a farce, a lamentable farce, 
and in parts a willful distortion of a serious drama. 
Whatever our personal attitude toward Ibsen may 
be we must acknowledge that his dramas are works 
of art — and art is always a serious thing." 

It is said that Tesman, as acted by a member 
of Miss Crawley's company, struck the German pro- 
fessor as a caricature which was offensive to all 
engaged in the vocation of instructing students. 

Enterprising newspapers have interviewed Miss 
Crawley and Professor Rendorff. According to the 
last reports from the pen of Ashton Stevens, the 
gentle Miss Crawley had been goaded to end the 
controversy with the remark: 

"All I know is that Professor Rendorff, whom I 
do not know, is not, a bit like the professors of my 
acquaintance. They are lovely." 

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Trie Political Automaton 

Lionel A. Sheldon made some pertinent remarks 
about "machine politicians, machine voters and the 
voting machine" in the Herald a few days ago. Mr. 
Sheldon wrote as an authority. He used to be 
governor of New Mexico, at a time when machine 
politics raised great blisters all over the map of that 
territory. The machine politicians of that political 
subdivision gave him a few of the hottest years 
that can possibly enter into the career of man. His 
administration was one long fight against the cor- 
ruption and intrigue that have made the name of 
New Mexico a by-word in Washington and in all 
other quarters where the political history of the ter- 
ritory is known. 

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Sheldon, "lies in intelligent and honest voting, and 
in frank and manly declaration of sentiment, not 
in statutes imposing fines and imprisonment, nor in 
clever devices to protect from the effect of intimi- 
dation, fraud, and the corrupt use of money. The 
voting machine affords no protection against those 
legal or moral crimes with which this country has 
been afflicted, against acts of officials that owe their 
election to the demoralizing work of trusts and mo- 
nopolies. The bosses of the political machines al- 
ways have their cads watching the conduct of the 
weaklings and the corrupt, ami seeing to it that 
they vote in obedience to instructions. Those gov- 
erned by party zeal or prejudice may welcome the 
voting machine as it plays into their hands, but it 
is an imposition on those who would have men free 
to vote their convictions regardless of party." 

That is a pretty stiff arraignment of the political 
automaton, both human and artificial. But the 
veteran politician has punched the knob directly on 
the head. 

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.An Echo of the Greeley Idea 
The elevation of William H. Holliday to the presi- 
dency of the Merchants' National Bank to succeed 
Herman W. Hellman is striking proof of the truth 
of the statement that this particular corner of the. 
United States offers to young men opportunities for 
advancement that are to be found in relatively few 
other localities. One generation ago the idea that 
a man still in his early forties could possibly fill 
such a post as that to which Mr. Holliday has just 
been promoted would have been considered little 
short of preposterous. But this is the age of young 
men, and Southern California is one of their great- 
est fields of opportunity. 

While the genius and ability possessed by Mr. 
Holliday could not have failed of recognition in any 
other city in the land, the opportunities for advance- 
ment to such a place of responsibility in many sec- 
tions are so limited that, had ill health not compelled 
him to seek the salubrious climate of Southern Cali- 
fornia, he might now be worrying along as a clerk 
or cashier in some smaller financial institution, look- 
ing forward to the occupancy of the president's 
chair at some time in the remote future when a 
venerable mien and long career of fidelity might 
induce action which, under such circumstances, is 
frequently little more than an empty honor, a com- 
pliment to honorable gray hairs. 

Los Angeles has once more demonstrated it.-i 
world-famed hospitality to men who "do things.'' 
We have lots of room for men like Mr. Holliday. 

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The "Bother Hour" 
Out in the Westlake district lives a woman who 
has found a means of concentrating her household 
worries. All day long various members of her 



family and her servants were accustomed to bring- 
ing her little bits of fault finding. It was as if she 
felt pin pricks more or less severe from break 
fast to bedtime. After several days of deep thought 
she decided that she would set aside a "bother hour." 

From one to two o'clock- every da) last week she 
waited in her living room ready to hear complaints 
of ever) description. Immediately after luncheon 
on the first afternoon of the experiment she listened 
CO her youngest son's tale of a fight at school and 
gave him advice. Her daughter's announcement 
that a new ball gown did not fit was next heard. 
Then her mother-in-law's dissatisfaction with ar- 
rangements for Thanksgiving was considered. The 
cook's grievances, including the milkman's tendency 
to appear late every morning, were gone over. The 
gardener's resignation, because his best chrysan- 
themums were picked too soon, was accepted. 

After all the near-by troubles were catalogued 
the telephone was used. The secretary of the lead- 
ing woman's club was asked how it happened that 
luncheon tickets were not saved after they had 
been spoken for, a milliner was told that the bird 
placed on the new hat would not be worn by one 
of the patronesses of the S. P. C. A. ball and the 
iceman's employer was rebuked because the yellow 
card was ignored Saturday. 

The first bother hour was a busy one, but it 
proved to be a relief, inasmuch as the remainder 
of the day was placid. In a week the family learned 
to observe the new rule and in at least one Los 
Angeles home the daily stock of small troubles is 
rapidly diminishing while the nerve strain is greatly 
relieved. 

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A Romance of '45 

Down in what was until recently Indian Terri- 
tory, the death of Mrs. Jefferson Davis recalls a 
little story told in connection with old Fort Gibson, 
all traces of which are now being obliterated. After 
being graduated from West Point, the young Jef- 
ferson Davis served at a number of frontier posts. 
Lieutenant Davis was becoming quite an old bache- 
lor when he fell in love with pretty Varina Burr, 
eighteen years younger than himself. While the 
histories record that the young Mississippi girl was 
married February 25, 1845, in her home state, the 
Territory pioneers tell that she eloped with the 
impetuous army officer, who took her to the his- 
toric garrison. A stone cottage on the edge of the 
parade ground was long pointed out as the place 
where they passed their honeymoon. The cot- 
tage fell into ruins, but to the last it was dis- 
tinguished as a place of romantic interest. Not far 
from it stood another crumbling building in which 
Henry M. Stanley taught school, and near by Wash- 
ington Irving lived in a tent for a few days when he 
was resting after the beginning of the western trip 
now celebrated, since incidents that enlivened it 
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Pierre Loti's Xale of Constantinople 

Pierre Loti's new novel, "Disenchanted," breathes 
the aroma of sandalwood; it varies the strange 
penetrating perfumes of the Orient and takes hold 
of the senses with a power that-Jjaunts the reader 
long after the book is closed. 

"Disenchanted" presents a problem, but the story- 
is not subordinated to the strong appeal that the 
author makes to the thinking public which is inter- 
ested in the progress of the world. With an art 
as exquisite as that of any prose poet in contem- 
porary literature Loti pictures modern life in the' 
harems of Turkey. With infinite pains he reveals 
the souls of three beautiful women, high born and 
broadly educated. These women, imprisoned in the 
harems of distinguished officers of the government, 
cherish the spirit of rebellion. European influences 
have wrought wonderful changes in dress and in 
domestic customs, but still the girls, who have had 
the advantages of the best culture, must submit to 
the old marriage laws. They must accept whatever 
matrimonial bargains their families may make for 
them. They must be always veiled, always im- 
mured behind latticed windows. 

"Disenchanted" shows most convincingly the 
suffering that prevails among the Moslem women 
who are most highly cultured. To them have been 
brought the books and the music of the world. In 
the long hours passed in the harems the literature 
of every nation speaks to them of liberty. Familiar 
with many tongues, the high born girls devour 
romances and poems, works on philosophy and 
studies of sociology. They are in a state of revolt, 
but they are helpless in a country that is in bond- 
age to tradition and to the religion of Mahomet. 

Loti has taken an. ingenious method for the ex- 
ploitation of the problem which has become a source 
of anxiety to the Turks. Andre Lhery, a romance 
writer of France, finds in his morning mail a letter 
from Stamboul. It is signed by a woman who has 
read his stories. 

Although the author doubts that the note, written 
in perfect French, is sent from a harem, 
it carries him back a quarter of a century 
to the days when he loved Constantinople and a 
Moslem girl whom he called "Medjeh." In the 
graveyard of Eyoub repose the ashes of the woman 
who belonged to his youth, but dreaming of his 
lost enchantress he sends an answer back to the 
unknown correspondent. Thus begins the romance 
of Lhery and Djenan, wife of the handsome young 
Hamdi Bey. 

The story is a most intimate study of the heart 
of a Moslem woman.' Beginning on the eve of the 
marriage of the unwilling Djenan, it tells how, after 
three years she sends another letter to the French- 
man, who has become an attache of the French 
embassy in Constantinople. Lhery, grown blase 
and middle aged, regains the daring of his youth 



and at the risk of his life meets three little veiled 
figures — Djenan and her cousins — with whom later 
he has many interviews. 

There is little dramatic action in the fascinating- 
pages, which reveal many 'things hidden from the 
European world. The beautiful Circassian pours 
out her sorrows in long lettters that tell the most 
minute details concerning the dull existence in the 
harem. Aloofly she and the novelist nourish a 
growing friendship, about which there can be no 
illusion. Hopeless, weary of life and altogether "dis- 
enchanted," the young woman and her cousins en- 
treat that Lhery write the truth concerning women 
of their class — women who dwell amid the luxury 
of European civilization engrafted upon the prodi- 
gal, half-barbaric customs of the East. The oppor- 
tunity for clandestine meetings is given because 
the young Bey has taken a second wife and Djenan 
has obtained a decree of separation. This special 
sign of favor from the Sultan gives a temporary 
independence that is nevertheless bondage. 

There can be but one end to such a tale. It is de- 
cided by the family of the rebellious Djenan that 
she must again marry the Bey, and she finds a way 
to liberty — through the gates of death, which lead 
into the gardens of paradise. 

"Disenchanted" is written with a warmth of color 
and a delicacy of feeling that places it among the 
stories that will last. It is an enthralling tale and 
the reader feels its magic power from the first page 
to the last. 

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MaKe Haste Slowly 

There may be a "colored gentleman in the wood- 
pile" even if there is not a "dog in the manger" in 
the fight between the brick makers and the concrete 
men. The city council will do a wise thing if it 
authorize a thorough and impartial investigation of 
the claims and counter-claims of the advocates of 
the two building products before it enact any further 
ordinances governing the use of either. The matter 
is of immensely more moment to the people who 
foot the bills than to the relatively few men who 
have something to sell. 

Concrete is now so generally used throughout the 
United States, especially throughout those portions 
of the country where building- material is of limited 
variety, that the trouble and expense incident to 
an exhaustive inquiry as to the merits of each is 
fully warranted. If the brick manufacturers, like 
the asphalt producers, have pooled their interests 
for the purpose of giving prices a balloon ride, the 
people of Los Angeles will not submit tamely to any 
legislative action that will keep an honest com- 
petitor out of the field. This is a case where it will 
be better to make haste slowly — and possibly one in 
which the exercise of the veto power by the mayor 
will not come amiss. 



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wide-awake, progressive people who are 
consumers of his products, and it goes into 
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The Mantle of Charity 

The Los Angeles Playground Commission stands 
in urgent need of not less than fifty thousand dol- 
lars to provide for the proper equipment of the new 
St. John street playground. 

None of the small city fund can be diverted to the 
improvement of this particular spot, as the current 
expenses of the five recreation places already im- 
proved will use up every dollar of it. 

The Pacific Outlook has urged upon the philan- 
thropically disposed citizens of Los Angeles the 
great desirability of the immediate provision of a 
fund for the improvement and equipment of these 
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deposited in the Commercial National Bank to the 
credit of the Playground Commission, to whose 
order all cheques or drafts should be made payable. 

Let Los Angeles demonstrate its regard for the 
well-being of the less fortunate young Americans — 
the citizens of the future — by contributing freely 
toward this most worthy institution. 

Divert into other channels the youthful tendency 
to vice ! 

Reduce the work of the Juvenile Court ! 

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Our New Neighbors 

The exploitation and development of what, figur- 
atively speaking, is the foundation of a great inland 
empire, made possible by the construction of the 
Salt Lake road, is being pushed at a rate that is 
hardly known or appreciated by most residents of 
Los Angeles. Operations which would have at- 
tracted the attention of the entire country one 
generation ago on account of their magnitude pass 
almost unnoticed in these days when a score of 
great enterprises enter a field once occupied by but 
one. 

Within the memory of the younger generation of 
men, the region of country now traversed by this 
relatively new railroad system was, for the most 
part, a practically impenetrable and unknown wil- 
derness, where Death stalked about, a constant 
menace to the foolhardy adventurer who had the 
temerity to set his foot within its borders. Day by 
day that once vast desert is becoming a land of 
infinite charm. Its mystery is a thing of the past. 
Its hidden riches of yesterday are spread to-day, in 
attractive array, before an eager world. The mule 



and the burro are being relegated to a state of 
desuetude. The solitude-loving prospector is seek- 
ing new haunts far from the maddening toot of the 
engine of civilization, blazing the trail for still more 
steel rails and making possible the conquest of fast- 
nesses that until now have not entered the realm of 
dreamland. 

The Los Angeles Playground Commission stands 
and has risen to welcome her new neighbors to the 
northeast in their "first call." Better than that, the 
call has been returned with a promptness that is 
unusual, and friendly relations of an enduring char- 
acter have been established in a trice. The great 
big country to which the arrowhead is pointing is of 
altogether too great value to permit of its neglect. 
Its commerce, or the bulk of it, will not be hard to 
secure, and it should be ours. 

* * * 

To Save the Came 

At the meeting of the California Fish and Game 
Protective Association which is to be held at Monte- 
rey during the three days beginning with November 
9 it is believed that action will be taken looking 
toward legislation for the better protection of fish 
and game in California. Under the existing inade- 
quate laws permitting counties to legislate for them- 
selves in this important matter great confusion has 
arisen. Sportsmen point out that it is now com- 
paratively easy for men who have no regard for 
the spirit of the laws or for the protection of game 
to nullify such regulations as we have, especially 
in the vicinity of county boundaries and in locali- 
ties where indiscriminate shooting and fishing is 
countenanced by public sentiment. 

The man who is actuated by the spirit of the true 
sportsman will work hand in hand with any move- 
ment toward a code of stringent game laws. It is a 
notorious fact that vast quantities of game have 
been slaughtered in recent years by huntsmen 
whose regard for the future of the game of Cali- 
fornia is best indicated by the zero mark. Wise 
laws are needed, and once they are placed upon the 
statute books the state association may be depended 
upon to bring the violators thereof sharply to book 
when detected. The association is beginning a long- 
needed "campaign of education." Its teachers and 
text books are sadly needed at Sacramento. 

Do Not LiKe "Rag Time" 

Not a few people seem incKned to treat the com- 
plaint of residents of one of the park districts re- 
garding the continuous performance of "rag time" 
music in the public resort as a joke. The complaint 
is no joke. The "music" is no joke. This paragraph 
is no joke. It is utterly impossible to joke about so 
flagrant an offense against humanity as the perpetra- 
tion of the variety of unmusical music known as 
"rag time." It ought to be made a capital offense. 



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COMMENT 

The returns up to the hour when it was necessary 
for these pages to go to press indicate that Mr. 
( iillctt lias been elected Governor of California by 
a plurality of sufficient proportions to discourage 
a contest over the election. The people of the state 
have spoken. The majority of them, judging from 
a brief study of the approximate figures, did not 
vote for the successful candidate. His selection 
appears to have been made possible by the division 
of the opposing forces. The result is what the 
conservative friends of Mr. Bell have anticipated, 
and it has been a foregone conclusion since the be- 
ginning of the San Francisco melee. With but two 
candidates in the field, Mr. Gillett and Mr. Bell, the 
result might have been very different. The vote 
accorded Langdon, much of which would have gone 
to Bell had the Indefensible League not injected 
itself into state politics at this critical time, appears 
to have been sufficient to seal Bell's fate. Let us 
hope that Mr. Gillett will make a good Governor. 
If he keep his ante-election pledges there will be 
little in his executive acts that will deserve censure. 
He has the ability and he must know 
The New the sort of an administration the ma- 
Governor jority of the people of California earn- 
estly desire. The one question remain- 
ing is whether he possesses strength of charactet 
and loyality to the people of sufficient degree to 
make strong his arm against the insidious encroach- 
ments of the greatest enemy with which the state 
has to contend — the Southern Pacific combine; or 
whether he will allow himself to show his apprecia- 
tion of the courtesy of a nomination through the 
assistance of that corporation by befriending it in 
its time of need — which is always. Stronger men 
than Mr. Gillett have been unable to resist appeals 
for reciprocity of this character. If he withstand 
the awful temptation to show his appreciation, as 
the chief executive, of the efforts of the railroad 
to secure his nomination and election, and adhere 
firmly to the principles he enunciated during the 
campaign, he will deserve the highest honor which 
it is possible for the people of any state to bestow 
upon one of its citizens. The future is pregnant 



with possibilities. We shall at leasl hope For the 
best in the Gillett administration. 

* * * 

The Pacific Outlook feels that it is voicing the 
best public thought in expressing a profound re- 
gret that neither the Republican nor Democratic 
convention indorsed the Non-Partisan nomination 
of .Mr. Gates for the mayoralty. There are many 
excellent reasons why the Republican convention, 
in particular, should have done so, and but one rea- 
son why it did not. The single contrary reason is 
of such a narrow and selfish character that it should 
have had no weight whatever with the convention. 
It is very evident that the one object of the con- 
trolling influence in the Republican convention was 

to leave undone nothing which would 

Mayoralty contribute in any way to the defeat, of 

Question Mr. Gates — not because he is Lee C. 

Gates, but because he goes before the 
people as a Non-Partisan. However honest in their 
opinions and beliefs the majority of the delegates to 
that convention may have been, we cannot but feel 
that they have performed an act that is liable to 
result in the election of the candidate of a party 
which aims far short of "safe and sane" civil gov- 
ernment. Either party has the right, of course, to 
place in the field any candidate it sees fit to choose. 
The delegates to the convention are not so much 
accountable to the people at large as they are to 
the party which conferred upon them the power 
to name its choice for the mayoralty. 

* * * 

It is a question whether Dr. Lindley is the choice 
of the Republicans of Los Angeles, or a majority 
of them. .Under some circumstances and at some 
time, say two years hence, he might have become a 
most acceptable candidate for executive honors. He 
is a man of culture and under most conditions is 
able to view public affairs intelligently. As he 
sought the nomination, both prior and subsequent 
to the action of the Non-Partisan committee in se- 
lecting Mr. Gates, one of two causes must have 
actuated him. He may have been, and still may be, 
in ignorance of the strength of the great and con- 
stantly increasing movement for non-partisanship 
in the administration of municipal affairs, and may 
believe his election is probable ; or his fidelity to 

his party may have induced a desire 

In Debt to to have a hand in the perpetuation 

His Creators of the ppwer of the Republican 

"machine." It is inconceivable that 
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hend what the present Non-Partisan movement in 
Los Angeles portends. There therefore is but one 
logical deduction — that he places party above the 
higher consideration of the general welfare of the 
city. A man owes something to his creators. Re- 
gardless of the high social standing of Dr. Lindley, 
it will be difficult to convince the men who are the 
bone and sinew of our city that any candidate who 
is willing to accept a nomination at the hands of 
a party dominated or influenced by corporate inter- 
ests will be able to enter upon the duties of his 
office free from obligations to his political makers. 

* * * 

The outcome of this many-sided contest may 
be a disaster of great proportions. No man can 
say, until the counting of the ballots, where the 
greatest strength lies. While the surface indica- 
tions are that Mr. Gates will poll the heaviest vote, 
the result is far from certain, with so many candi- 
dates in the field. If Dr. Lindley should draw 
from Mr. Gates enough of the regular Republican 
votes — most of which doubtless would be thrown 
into the scales in favor of the latter with no Re- 
publican nominee in the field — and Mr. Gates should 
receive a fair proportion of the regular Democratic 
vote, the election of Mr. Wilson might be the out- 
come. We can think of no contingency in our 
municipal life which would be more 
Chances to deplorable than the choice of Mr. Wil- 
Consider son. The recent experiences of San 
Francisco under Schmitz affords an 
edifying illustration of possibilities for Los Angeles 
which are not so remote as to be unworthy of con- 
sideration. The election of the candidate of the 
Public Ownership party at this time would be little 
short of a calamity. If the clique which is raising 
the frenzied cry, 'Anything to beat Gates," would 
hurl its unworthy bosses from their_ seats and think 
for a moment of the genuine danger which lies in the 
ascendency of a party espousing principles which, 
for the most part, are too radical for the age, it 
would ask Dr. Lindley to decline what it has been 
pleased to term the "honor" of a nomination and 
throw its support to the real choice of the people, 
regardless of its previous condition of political 
servitude. 

* * * 

This matter has been threshed out, it would seem, 
sufficiently to enable the voters of Los Angeles to 
realize the danger that confronts the city. With the 
defeat of Mr. Gates and the discountenancing of 
the principle of non-partisanship in local politics, 
there will remain to us one of three things : An 
administration by Mr. Harper, which, while a pos- 
sibility, is not probable ; the control of the city by 
Wilsonites ; or Southern Pacific "machine" domina- 
tion. The supreme issue of the campaign is the 
vital one of decent government. On one side are 



arrayed all lovers of honest reform in the conduct 
of the business affairs of the city, whether they be 
Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Prohibition- 
ists, Socialists, or advocates, of any other policy in 

national affairs. On the other side 

The Weapon are arrayed the men who are willing 

At Hand to sacrifice clean, decent government 

for the purpose of permitting the 
unhampered reign of a selfish interest which has 
done everything in its power to reduce California 
to a state of abject thralldom, which has foisted 
upon the people a system of favoritism which is 
nothing less than legalized robbery; of men who 
are wrapped up in the idea of exploiting hobbies 
in government at a most inopportune moment. 
Never has a plainer issue arisen in Los Angeles. 
Never have the people had placed within their grasp 
a more ready means of ridding the city of the incu- 
bus of a species of bossism as vicious as that which 
throttled Philadelphia. The hour is propitious, and 
the weapon with which we can fight our way to 
civic liberty is at our hands. The election of Mr. 
Gates and the remainder of the Non-Partisan ticket 
is our only present hope. 

* * * 

With what is in many respects the most perfect 
electric railway system in the world under their 
control, the Los Angeles railway people still do not 
appear to be satisfied. The pressing and continued 
demand for better service, a cry which is heard 
almost daily, will be heeded in a way that has not 
been anticipated in some quarters, if the present 
plans of the railroad operators are consummated. 
The announcement that local electric lines will 
be partially equipped with trolley trains next year 
will be received with feelings of rejoicing that some- 
thing is to be done at last to relieve the congestion 
of passenger traffic about which so much complaint 
has been made. While much of the dissatisfaction 
regarding the operation of the 
For Improved lines has been justifiable, some 
Railway Service of it doubtless has been the out- 
come of lack of consideration of 
the conditions by which the roads have been sur- 
rounded. The fact that the postal authorities have 
not been able, to handle the mail matter which has 
been coming to this city without constant appeals 
to Washington, and the further fact that our mu- 
nicipal authorities have found the provisions oE 
yesterday for various public improvements totally 
inadequate to today, offer a suggestion for an ex- 
cuse on the part of the electric people. We have 
been in a condemnatory mood much of the time of 
late, and it is just possible that we have laid too 
heavy strictures on the railroad companies. Los 
Angeles wants and is entitled to better service than 
it has on some of its lines, but before covering the 
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onl) fair to ascertain first whether they arc doing 
everything practicable for the comfort and con- 
venience of their patrons. 

9 9 9 

\ street railway corporation, having had con 
(erred upon it a franchise such as those which have 
been granted to the companies doing business in 
Los Angeles, is in a position where it can defy 
much of public sentiment without getting into verj 
serious trouble. Whether it will persistently dis- 
regard the desires of its patron- depends largely 
upon the manner in which such desires are ex- 
pressed and upon the personalit) of the controlling 
power. Every great public utility should be treated 
with consideration until it shows itself to be utterly 
unworthy of it. The local post-office service, as 
every informed person knows, is the very best that 
can be given under the disadvantage of the tre- 
mendous unanticipated increase of the business 
which it is called upon to handle. Yet we know- 
that the postal authorities are doing the best that 
can be done. The trouble is not with the adminis- 
tration of the service, but is due entirely to a too 
conservative estimate of our growth 
In Justice to on the part of the government. Pos- 
the Railways sibly the apparent delinquency of 
the railroad companies is due prin- 
pally to the same cause. Every business man knows 
that it is sometimes impossible for him to meet all 
the demands that are made upon him, no matter 
how thoroughly he may think himself prepared. So 
the railroad companies, far from their principal 
source of operating supplies, may not be able to 
secure with promptness everything that is necessary 
to enable them to meet the popular demand. If 
this is the case, much of what now looks like wanton 
neglect of the rights of their patrons is excusable. 
On the other hand, if they are delaying the eagerly 
sought improvement in some department of the 
service which their franchises demand they shall 
provide, they should be brought sharply to account. 
It does not seem possible that these vast interests 
will wilfully jeopardize the rights conferred upon 
them by the public by spurning the power that 
gives them existence. There is nothing more con- 
temptible than ingratitude in any form, and there 
is no foe more powerful and more dangerous than 
a thoroughly enraged public. 
* * * 

But to return to our mutton : The multiple-control 
unit system will be tried first on the line to Covina, 
according to the plans of the company. This is the 
system employed on the underground railway in 
New York. Everybody who has experienced the 
thrill of a trip on one of the express trains in the 
subway of the metropolis must have been impressed 
by the quickness with which momentum is gained 
by the trains. Kach car is equipped with its own 



ir, all being governed h\ "ue motorman, An 

entire train, no matter how long, take- 

The New up speed as quickl) .1-. one car. and is 

System stopped as quickly b) the application 

of the brakes. By the adoption of this 

method on all the Overcrowded lines in I. os \ no,l,- 
and 011 most of the inter-urban lines, tin congestion 
of traffic al certain hours of the day may be relieved. 
the public accommodated in accordance with its 
just demands, ami the receipts of the railway com- 
panies enhanced without materially increasing the 
cost of operation. The initial expense of installing 
such a system will not he small, but it will be a 
Splendid investment for the railroad people, save 
much loss of life, and permit the people who are 
compelled to ride on the cars to conserve their 
nervous energy. 

* * * 

We commend to the thoughtful consideration of 
all readers the array of facts regarding street rail- 
ways and their franchises as set. forth by James 
Creelman in the current number of Pearson's, a 
brief outline of which will be found on other pages 
of this issue of the Pacific Outlook. He brings 
home to us, with a force that is fairly stunning, the 
truth that unless we are to develop in America a 
modern feudalism whose shackles will be stronger 
and heavier than those imprisoning us today, the 
attention of the public must be concentrated upon 
the question soon, and for a long time 
Inviolable to come. The great traction companies 
Privileges of the metropolis make the insolent 
boast — and it is probably a perfectly 
truthful statement — that by a scheme of oft-re- 
peated leases and guarantees their franchise privi- 
leges have become as inviolable as the Constitution 
of the United States itself ! Think of that ! A gen- 
erous public the author of its own undoing! The 
New York situation is ripe with warning. The city 
of Cleveland has solved some features of the prob- 
lem, and Chicago, is now in the throes of a municipal 
ownership campaign. Municipal ownership should 
be the last resort, but a desperate people sometimes 
chooses the alternative of the long leap to end the 
agony quickly. 

*f * * 

The women of Southern California — or some of 
them — seem inclined to object to the perpetuation 
of the British idea regarding the property rights 
of the better half of humanity. They are prepar- 
ing to file their objection in quarters where it must 
be acted upon, if at all, and follow up this move 
with a persistent campaign in favor of remodeling 
that portion of our Civil Code which takes out of 
their hands the right to interfere 
Property Rights when husbands desire to dispose 
of Women of community real estate. Com- 

munity property is defined by the 
law, we believe, as property accumulated by either 



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party to the marriage contract after the parson has 
performed the share of the task allotted to him. 
As the law now stands, a husband need not consult 
his wife, either to ascertain her desires in the matter 
or to secure her signature to deed or mortgage, 
when he is ready to dispossess himself of the com- 
mon property of the twain. 

* * * 

The question of women's rights has been a "thorn 
in the side" to many thousands of legislators since 
the day when the lamented Susan B. Anthony first 
ascended the rostrum. The variety of the opinions 
expressed by the numerous more or less noted ad- 
vocates of equality would fill a large volume, even 
with each separate opinion confined to a ten-line 
paragraph. The divergence of ideas since the 
pioneer days of the movement has grown at an 
astounding rate, though in more recent years the 

leaders of thought along these lines 
One Privilege r.re gradually drawing nearer to- 
They Deserve gether. But on one subject there 

is little difference of opinion among 
women, and there should be no difference of opin- 
ion between womankind and mankind. That sub- 
ject is the adjustment of the laws relative to the 
disposition of community property by husband and 
wife. New England and most of the Eastern States 
have laws on this subject which afford ample pro- 
tection to the wife, and the legislature of California 
will do well to heed the demands of California 
women and accept the eastern idea. This is one of 
the rights that all women should enjoy. 

* * * 

It is a matter of common repute that the laws 
affecting the rights and privileges of women in 
California are the most detrimental to the interests 
of womankind of all the statutes of American com- 
monwealths. In the early days of the state, when 
woman was not what she is today west of the 
Sierra Nevadas — when she was, in fact, essentially 
a nonentity — the makers of the laws, men accus- 
tomed to the rough life of the period, with their 
thoughts far away from the future which has be- 
come the present, were confronted with no condi- 
tions which might be supposed to 
Times Have actuate them to protect women of 
Changed the higher class. A good woman 
was a law unto herself, and needed 
no other protection than her own personality. 
Times have changed, but the laws have not, in pro- 
portion to the progress of the state. Women are 
struggling along in 1906 under antiquated legisla- 
tive enactments that did not contemplate any such 
radical change in conditions. Woman seems to 
have been forgotten, that, is all. But she has now 
become a force for good to be seriously reckoned 
with, and her just demands cannot be forever 
ignored. 



At the last meeting of the Los Angeles Presby- 
tery the report of an interdenominational commis- 
sion on marriage and divorce was presented. Some 
of the statements it contained were decidedly start- 
ling. Among them was one'to the following effect : 
"There have been as many divorces granted in a 
single county of California in one month as have 
been granted in the whole Dominion of Canada in 

ten years." We shall have to ac- 

The Problem cept this astounding statement as 

of Divorce having been based upon facts in the 

absence of definite knowledge to the 
contrary. The commission had been at work for a 
long time, and it is not likely that a body of men 
such as those of which it is composed would make 
such a declaration without having engaged in care- 
ful research. While, as a general proposition, it is 
known that divorces are of much more rare occur- 
rence in Canada than in the United States, it hardly 
seems possible that the difference is so great as 
has been stated. 

* * * 

In Los Angeles county alone, declare the men who 
framed' this report, among whom are some of the 
best-known clergymen of all denominations in 
Southern California, there were 948 applications for 
divorce in a year. During the last ten years more 
than 4,000 divorces have been granted, the ratio 
to the population having increased year by year. 
In San Francisco applications are being made at 

the rate of about 140 per month, and 
Startling similar conditions prevail, in varying 
Statistics degrees, in all of the counties of the 

state. The pretexts on which divorces 
are obtained frequently are of the most trivial char- 
acter, such as desertion, failure to provide and 
cruelty of the kind that occasions great "mental 
anguish." A remarkable feature of the divorce mill 
is that most of the cases go by default, which indi- 
cates that the process of separation is agreeable to 
both husband and wife. All this is made possible 
by the laxity of the divorce laws of California, 
which, in this respect, now ranks second to South 
Dakota only. 

* * * 

The interdenominational commission, with the 
co-operation of the American Bar Association, will 
strive to secure some remedial legislation tending 
to check the divorce evil. The two amendments 
to existing laws which have received the indorse- 
ment of the bar association are a provision re- 
quiring that the defendant in every divorce case 
shall be personally served with copies of the sum- . 

mons and complaint, whether 
Recommendations within or without the State, 1111- 
of the Commission less he appears in the case or 

unless the court is satisfied that 
his residence or address is not known and cannot 
be ascertained after six months' search : and a 



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provision requiring two years' bona-fulo residence 
iii tliis state by the plaintiff before beginning an 
action on a cause or ground for divorce which a 
in another slate, and requiring that such cause b< 
a legal ground for dissolution of the marriage bond 
in the state where it arose. 

* * * 

With all due respect to the clergj responsible 
for these suggestions, which are good, a-- far as liny 
go, it is our opinion that they have not struck at 
the root of the evil. The time will come when they 
will awaken to the fact that the best way to protect 
society from this peril is to enact more stringent 
marriage laws. They point to Canada as a model. 

While it is true that the Domin- 
Catholic Church ion laws relative to divorce ire 
Points the Way vastly better than those of most 

American states — perhaps better, 
in some respects, than those to be found on the 
statute books in any of our states — it is also true 
that our neighbors on the north have erected safe- 
guards about the marriage rite that make it less 
easy- of performance than in the United States. 
The Roman Catholic church is one long stride in 
advance of the rest of the community in this respect 
in requiring the publication of the banns before 
marriage, except in special cases, when a dispensa- 
tion permitting marriage without such publication 
may be obtained. 

* * * 

Until now it has been thought contrary to the 
American spirit of freedom to place any impediment 
in the path of marriage. But the time will come, 
must come, we believe, when we shall realize that 
absolute liberty of action in assuming the marriage 
vow should not be granted to the young people of 
America. No small proportion of the youth of the 
land is incapable of the grave responsibility of 

deciding for itself so sacred a matter. 

Incapability The first love of a youth of either sex, 

of Youth and frequently the second and on to 

the tenth love, is of that peculiar va- 
riety, born of inexperience, which has been aptly 
characterized as "puppy love." How many of the 
infelicitous marriages which are followed by di- 
vorce or separation are unions of persons too young 
and too unsophisticated to realize the importance 
of the step they take cannot be determined, at least 
not without endless labor ; but if the truth were 
known the dockets of the divorce courts doubtless 
would show that such cases are by no means in a 
great minority. 

* * * 

An enforced period of meditation on the part of 
both the young men and the young women contem- 
plating marriage — and on this point there can be no 
division of sentiment — would result in thousands 
upon thousands of broken engagements ; but are 



not a thousand broken engagements, broken with 
the consent of both parties, after mature deliberation. 
vastly better than one broken heart, one home de- 
stroyed by the devil of divorci The delirium 
incident to the first "falling in love" leaves immature 
lovers in no thoroughly sane and reasonable frame 
of mind. Too frequently the) emerge from the first 

entrancing rhapsody only after 

Look to the having taken the fatal step to the 

Marriage Vows altar. The awakening comes too 

late. The publication of the 
banns — allowing plenty of time for meditation to 
elapse between that event and the performance of 
the rite of marriage — will reduce the evil to some 
extent. Older nations than America have followed 
this custom for generations, and they have yet to 
be confronted by any strong public sentiment de- 
manding a change to the western idea. When we 
go to the divorce laws to find a place to apply the 
remedy for the eviL we have begun at the wrong- 
end. It compels us to work backward. Let us look- 
to reform in the marriage laws. It will be carrying 
out an idea having its root in the recognized law 
of cause and effect. It is the only logical method 
of procedure. 

* * * 

There is a question as to whether the methods of 
the Non-Partisan committee in the conduct of the 
city campaign are as efficacious as they might be 
made. We are reminded of the remarkable success 
attending the presidential campaign of 1896 in New 
York city and in other large centers of population 
in the East. Experienced campaigners had their 
eyes opened by the results attained by the "street 
corner" addresses. During that memorable con- 
test, the Republican committees in New York and 
a few other cities drafted into the service a large 
number of young men, provided them with con- 
veyances, and sent them out to make a number of 
short speeches ev.ery evening for a period of several 
weeks. In most cases two or more speakers would 
start out together, accompanied by a 
A Campaign male quartette. After the singing of 
Suggestion the quartette had attracted a suffi- 
cient number of persons at some 
street corner, two or three five-minute addresses 
would be made, each dealing with one specific point 
which it was desired should be impressed upon the 
voters. No attempt was made in any of these 
addresses to cover the general issues of the cam- 
paign. Fifteen or twenty minutes after the little 
meeting had been opened, the campaigners would 
drive on to the next corner, and the singing and 
speech-making were resumed. All auditors were 
privileged to ask any questions that might suggest 
themselves. The outcome of this campaign was 
eminently satisfactory, and many thousands of 
voters who were in doubt on certain issues before 



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them received an education that they might not 
have obtained in any other way. The idea is worthy 
of a trial in Los Angeles. Plenty of talented and 
independent young men can be found whose services 
along these lines will be invaluable. Leave nothing 
undone to secure the election of Lee C. Gates for 
mayor. 

The San Francisco School Board may be brought 
to its senses after a while, through the influence of 
the presence of Secretary Metcalf, and deside upon 
extending to that time-honored institution, the Con- 
stitution of the United States, the courtesy that is 
its due. San Francisco has the reputation of never 
doing things by halves. It has at- 
Hats off to the tained the limit of folly in dealing- 
Constitution with the subject of the education of 
its Japanese children, and when the 
inevitable reversion of public sentiment comes it may 
be expected to do the "amende honorable" in a 
very handsome way. It may require a drastic ap- 
plication of the now famous Heney method to effect 
the outcome so greatly to be desired, but sanity 
is pretty sure to follow in the train of the investiga- 
tion now in progress. 

* * * 

Lieutentant Miner simply emphasizes a fact which 
is becoming generally known in stating that the har- 
bor of San Pedro, when the work contracted for is 
completed, will be one of the greatest artificial har- 
bors in the world. With the expanding commerce 
of the Pacific, the city which enjoys the privilege 
of a location on this great harbor naturally will 
become one of the great seaports of the world. The 
rapid development of the Southwest, with the 
prospective construction of another transcontinental 
railroad having a western terminus in this city, 
will bring to this port a volume of business hardly 

dreamed of a few years ago. 

One of the World's While the federal govern- 

Great Ports ment is doing a great deal for 

the furtherance of the pro- 
ject, no little amount of labor is left to the citizens 
of Southern California in order to insure the early 
fulfillment of our destiny as a great commercial 
center. That Los Angeles is fully awake to the 
opportunities of the moment has been demonstrated 
by the unprecedented work performed during the 
past month. The annexation of the strip connect- 
ing us with San Pedro and Wilmington will com- 
plete one important step toward placing in the hands 
of the people their share of the control of the har- 
bor. The next step should carry us to Washington, 
where all legislation affecting the development of 
our plans may be watched with a jealous eye. 

* * * 

No "bluff," if the term will be pardoned (it is the 
most expressive word in or out of the dictionary 



in its present application), will swerve Francis J. 
Heney one hair's breadth from the course he has 
mapped out for himself in San Francisco. He has 
been employed to prosecute grafters and corruption- 
ists, and the results of his labors in the now historic 
land fraud cases in Oregon are ample to warrant 
the conviction that no influence that may be brought 
to bear upon him will persuade him to be lenient in 
the cases of men like Ruef and his associates. The 
"higher up" Heney has to climb to get his man, the 
better he seems to enjoy it. United States senators 
and representatives in Congress look the same to 
him as common, ordinary, everyday pickpockets 
when he gets them on a level with his eyes. About 
a year ago Heney said : "If I ever get after Abe 

Ruef I will land him in the peniten- 

The Man tiary." He has "got after him,'.' and 

From Oregon if Ruef does not "take to the woods" 

some dark night when Heney and 
his lieutenants are not keeping strict vigil — but what 
is the use of conjuring any such contingency? Ruef 
has not yet been tried and convicted, save by the 
"speech of the people,' which is not invariably re- 
liable. But so notorious has he become by reason 
of his long and unthinkable career as a dictator in 
one of the worst boss-ridden cities in America that 
even conservative and temperate-minded people are 
prepared to believe what they hear regarding his 
"pernicious activity." Ruef may brag, and bluster, 
and bulldoze, and deny, all to no effect. If he has 
committed no crime no fair-minded man will want to 
see him convicted, even "on general principles." But 
if he is culpable, as most people believe, we may 
trust Heney and the agents of the secret service to 
make the fact sufficiently known and to rid Sari 
Francisco and California of his unwelcome pres- 
ence as a citizen for many a long day to come. 
Heney is a man who knows how to "make good." 

* * * 

It is a question which is the greater "evil," that 
of the signboard giganticus on vacant lots and 
other spots that make so many corners of the city 
most unlovely, or the smaller signs that are now 
becoming more -or less commonly employed for the 
ornamentation of trees in various portions of our 
otherwise beautiful city. Whether it is permissible 
for the common council to interfere in the case 
of the former is not a question, but there is no 
doubt that it has the right to ordain that trees 
occupying ground owned or controlled by the mu- 
nicipal corporation shall be kept 
About free from this pest. While the 

"Sign Boards" women of Los Angeles are leading 
the valiant fight for the abolition 
of the sign board evil, it is not the women alone 
who are interested. Every citizen should be willing 
to enter a strong protest against the maintenance 
of the ugly sign board, wherever it may be found, 



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and particularly against the decoration of "tir shade 
- by these glaring offenses against civic art. 
Men have taken up the fight against trie signs, and 
the whole question is gradually resolving itself into 
a general public movement. Is is to be hoped that 
the male agitators will have the courage that the 
women are exhibiting. 

* ♦ * 

A permanent exhibit is promised by the South- 
west Society of the Archaeological Institute of 
America, which has obtained for that purpose a hall 
in the Pacific Electric building. The society has 
in its possession numerous interesting relics, the 
value of which, while largely of a sentimental na- 
ture, is incalculable from this standpoint. Among 
these are General Fremont's flag, the Caballeria 
collection of paintings taken from the Franciscan 
missions, and other equally interesting exhibits of 
our earlier history. As soon as' the new quarters 



are put in shape lor the reception oi donations the 

various priceless relics of the Franciscan missi.m 

period now in possession of the Catholic authorities 

here will become an important part 

A Museum of the exhibit as a permanent loan 
of History from Bishop Conatv. Until recent 
years Californians have not shown 
that interest in the preservation of historic relics 
that should have been evidenced. In the rush to 
build a great commercial foundation for the state, 
the finer sentiment attaching to the lives of our 
forefathers has not been all-prevading. Much that 
is tangible has been lost, but with the kindling of 
a greater love for history and historical asociations 
through the work of the archaeological society, the 
errors of the past will not be repeated. California's 
history has been one continued period of romance 
and tragedy, and an archaeological museum such 
as has been founded ought to appeal strongly to 
every patriotic son and daughter of the state. 



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CITY'S VAST PLEASURE GROUND 



The ParR System of Los Angeles in Some Respects the Most "Wonderful and 

Most Beautiful in the "World 



When the first rain of the season began to fali 
rather reluctantly last Sunday, members of the park 
commission had reason to be glad. The rains mean 
vast improvement for the lawns and timberlands 
belonging to the 3,759 acres comprised in the park 
system of Los Angeles. Moreover, wet weather 
means a saving of money, since all gardeners and 
laborers are paid by the day. While the showers 
are reviving flowers and turning dusty meadows 
green, it is not possible to work out of doors, and 
the park employe is the only person who has cause 
to grumble when the long delayed rains wash the 
semi-tropical verdure and quicken the fertile soil. 

The city of Los Angeles is the possessor of eight- 
een parks of greatly varying dimensions. The 
largest is Griffith Park, with an area of 3,015 acres, 
and the smallest is the little strip of garden on 
Broadway between Second and Third streets, the 
City Hall Park. Strange to say, this smallest park 
of less than one-third of an acre is valued at $630,- 
000, while Griffith Park is estimated to be worth 
$600,000. Both these values are said to be greatly 
under the market price, since real estate values 
soar so rapidly that it is impossible for the financial 
machinery of any city office to keep up with its 
changing scale. 

The most valuable park in the city is Central 



Park, although its price per foot is less than the 
ground on Broadway. This shady block with tall 
trees and smooth lawns, situated between Fifth and 
Sixth streets and Hill and Olive streets, has an 
area of four and one-half acres. It is valued at 
$1,500,000. On the Fifth street side the Auditorium 
faces it and the California Club, fronting on Hill 
streets, has many windows overlooking the palms 
and greensward. Here it has been suggested that 
the new City Library should be built, and, since a 
recent Supreme Court decision that there is no 
obstacle in the way of its use for a library or other 
public building, there has been much agitation on 
the part of those who are unalterably opposed to 
any project which will reduce the number of public 
gardens now owned by the city. This class of tax- 
payers believes that a site facing the park would 
be satisfactory to persons of all classes, but when 
the value of the park is considered, the difficulty 
of obtaining near-by property without a considerable 
outlay is obvious. 

Elysian Park, with its 532 acres, is one of the 
most interesting of the great playgrounds set aside 
for the people. The value of this picturesque piece 
of land, with its rising hills, vistas of primeval 
forest and wonderful views of mountain and dis- 
tant sea, is placed at $350,000. A complete list of 



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the parks with their valuation, which is from should be used and the commission asked for $254,- 

twenty-five to thirty-three and a third per cent below 000. It received $130,000. The extra $19,000 will 

the present market price, follows : enable the city to employ ten more men than last 

Acres Valuation year. The entire force of gardeners numbers ninety- 
Central 4-5° $1,500,000 g v6j not a i ar g e army corps for the work that is to 

Eastlake ............................ 57. Sslsoo be done. These men receive $2.25 a day and the 

Echo 33- 26,400 monthly payroll of the department averages $8500. 

Ifysfan '.'.'.'..'......'.'......■■...■■■■■■ 532' 5 ° 35o!ooo Recently the subject of boulevards has engaged 

Cemetery 50 36,000 the attention of persons interested in the city beau- 

£ ri ,? th , ■; 3( "5- 6 °°'°°° tiful. The fact that a boulevard from Pasadena 

Hollenbeck 20. 52,000 

Plaza 12 sc.ooo will be more than an alluring dream has caused 

Prospect 2.50 -00000 residents of Los Angeles to discuss the possibility 

St. James i. 30,000 of laying out a chain of boulevards connecting the. 

Sunset 12. 12,000 various parks. It is pointed out that Sunset Park 

Westlake 35- 100,000 * l 

Sycamore 18. 20,000 is only three blocks from Westlake Park. A boule- 

Occidental — • vard that would connect the two parks, and then 

turning back extend to Alvarado Terrace and thence 

Total 3759-05 $4,045,650 to St. James, would delight all who enjoy motoring 

_,.„.„ or driving. This would be a parade ground for 
In many ways Elysian Park otters rare oppor- h r = 

..,,,., ~. ,, • fashion. Another line of boulevards could start at 

trinities for the future. Since the commissioners „,-=,,„, „. 

, , , j- Sunset Park and lead to Echo Park. 1 hence Ely- 

have been wise enough to leave great stretches of ., , 

. . . , . , . . . ,, ,, , sian could be reached, and it would be possible to 

it in its uncultivated state, it retains all the charm r 

. . , .,, ™ , , , , go through to Pasadena avenue and on to Eastlaka 

of the hill country. There are wonderful road- & ° . 

. ,. , , - ,. , ... . and Hollenbeck. What is listed as Occidental 

ways winding along the summit of the hills and . ,.<,., 

, , . ,,.,,. T • »t 1 ark is merely a parkway built by the owners of the 

overlooking valley and plain. It is near to Mount J . r J J 

, . 111 property touching it. Private capital put in the 

Lowe, m appearance at least, and city and 'leaches , . , , , :, . . - 

, . „, . , . . ., „ water and improved the road until it was in fine 

stretch out in plain view. This park, with its llower r 

.,,.,. ,. , ,. . . condition. 1 hen it was turned over to the city, 

covered slopes inviting entrance through the strip . ,111 

, , , . , , , . , . , A special appropriation of $1,000 was allowed by 

of land, on which the gardeners have achieved rare ' .,,.,, , , , , 

. , ,, ... the council when the boulevard became the property 

success in spreading color wherever the grass will . T . , , . , . , 

, , . , . ., of Los Angeles, and since then its expenses have 

not grow, has become one of the favorite resorts , .,,,.. , , . „ 

, ., _ . , , been included in the regular annual estimate. X wo 

for owners of automobiles. Particularly on moon- , , 

,.,.,.. , . , . , men are employed constantly, and the parkway is 

light nights it is a much sought place bv motorists . , . , , 

, ° _ , _ . , " a most encouraging example of what may be 

from Pasadena and Los Angeles. ,. , , , ... ,, , 

_ , , ,-, , . , . • , T ii-,- achieved. It may be seen that with the regular 

Eastlake Park is much visited. In addition to . J ° 

. , , , . . ,,,,,• , ■ running expenses of the parks, there is little left 

its beautiful location, its well kept drives and its r , ° , . . ' , T . . 

. , . , . of the fund remaining for betterments. It is un- 

pleasant picnic grounds, it has a special attraction ° . . 

: . * . ,,, ,, . . . , , .. possible to undertake any extensive improvements, 

111 the form of a zoo. Westlake, in the heart of the J ..... , , , .... 

., ,. , . . , ., . . but it is believed that when public sentiment is 

aristocratic residence district of the city, is perhaps ,,. , , .., 

, , , , ,, 1 1 -01 • more generally crystallized there will be a concerted 

better known than the other large parks. 1 his . , . . , , , . 

, , . , ,, . t, ■ r ,, demand for more rapid development of what prom- 
park has a unique charm all its own. It is perfectly . . . , ,.,.,, 

. . , ... , , ,, , , ises to be one of the most beautiful and most ex- 

cultivated and it is an example of the landscape ,. , 

, TT . , traorchnary park svstems in the world, 

gardeners best art. Here are avenues of palms 

and shade trees of many classes. Plants and flowers $- $- ^ 

typical of the country of perennial summer are em- __ T . _, „ T _ . . . 

, , „ ■ . , AA'here Three W^orlds Met 

ployed effectively. 

Most important of all the parks at present is Election day there was an interesting panorama 

Griffith Park, which offers endless opporunities for of life in the lobby of the Auditorium. A rough 

working out the best ideals. It is a remnant of the board railing divided the floor space so that there 

wilderness now and large appropriations will be wouHd be plenty of room for the polling booths 

needed to make the best of it. While it is intended which had been set up in what was a convenient 

that it shall remain as far as possible in its virgin location. On the political side of the fence judges 

state, roads must be built and fire breaks provided, and clerks were at work and men were casting their 

Although the wisdom of leaving most of the ballots. Carriages drove up with reluctant voters 
public land in an uncultivated condition has been and there was apparently a perfect indifference con- 
recognized, the expense of maintaining the parks cerning the opera or anything pertaining to art. 
is necessarily great. Of the 3.759 acres only 100 On the side near the ticket window a line of 
are under cultivation. The appropriation last year anxious men and women waited to buy admissions 
was $m,ooo, This year it was shown that $300,000 for the opening night. The line moved slowly and 



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now and then something happened t" keep it > i a - 
tionary for some time. \t the door of the box of 
tier wen- assembled members of the company and 
of the orchestra upon whom depended the success 
of the performances so widely advertised. Princi- 
pals and chorus i^irls chattered to one another in 
Italian, while the musicians and nun singers sn 
silently, or talked good naturedly. The opera 
company paid no attention to the fact thai the des- 
tinies of candidates were being decided within a few 
feet of them. Oblivious alike to voters and singers 
were the workmen who had to accomplish miracles 
in forty-eight hours. Carpenters and furniture men 
rushed past prima donnas who were to receive the 
applause of the multitude. Truth to tell, the fa- 
mous songsters were more or less disguised in 
traveling costumes, hut it must have been a busy 
person indeed who failed to notice their red lips 
and Sparkling dark eyes. 

All afternoon the public with pocketbooks surged 
past the ticket window and three distinct worlds 
were represented — the world of music, the world ol 
politics and the world of ordinary folk. To be sure 
the ordinary folk who had money to buy tickets had 
a mild curiosity concerning the opera and the elec- 
tion, hut the singers and politicians were so fat- 
apart that they might have been on different planets. 
It was not strange, therefore, that when a soft 
voiced girl inquired in broken Italian-English if 
there was any place to find a drink of water, a man 
who was studying a big ballot passed her by, even 
though in his waistcoat pocket was carefully treas- 
ured a twenty-four dollar season ticket that would 
permit him to behold her through his wife's mother- 
of-pearl opera glasses. 

* * * 

The Council and the Bowery 

The city council has doled out a little sweetened 
water to the thirsty public by giving liquor license 
fees a trifling boost. If the council really has the 
interests of the whole people at heart it may easily 
find an avenue leading to that goal by taking prac- 
tical steps toward reform in the conduct of some 
of the existing places where liquors are sold in- 
discriminately. Los Angeles has not a small num- 
ber of resorts of this class which are a counterpart 
of some of the most dangerous social centers on the 
notorious East Side in New York. A visit to some 
of these smudges will reveal hordes of women and 
girls drinking with the abandon which character- 
izes the lower resorts of Paris, Whitechapel and 
Second avenue. 

* * * 

Another Umpire Builder Gone 
By the death of Eben Smith the West loses one 
of its most forceful pioneer spirits. Mr. Smith 
succumbed to appendicitis last Monday at the home 



of his daughter. Mrs. Charles I. Carnahan of Den- 
ver. He made frequent trips to Colorado, where 

he won the fortune that laid the foundation for 
wealth estimated at Slo.OOO.OOO. It was the Little 
Johnny, mine at l.cadvillc that firsl poured num- 
berless silver dollars into his purse in the earlj 
eighties, when he was the confidential business as- 
sociate of David II. Moffat, the Denver millionaire. 
Later Cripple Creek added to his riches, and with- 
in the last twenty-live years all his investments 
have been fortunate. Five \ ears ago ,\lr. Smith 
came to Los Angeles to establish his home. A 
native of UniontOWn, Pa., he had crossed the con- 
tinent with the gold seekers in 1850, but ten years 
later had returned eastward as far as Colorado. 
When he again identified himself with California, he 
immediately interested himself in local enterprises. 
To him is due the success of the Pacific Wireless 
Telegraph Company, of which he was president at 
the time of his death. The loss of such a citizen 
in any community is to be deplored. The men who 
helped to develop the West had a dauntless cour- 
age and a large faith that acomplished wonders. 
While new leaders will rise, changed conditions 
make it impossible that men of the stamp of the 
early "empire builders" will appear. They belong 
to a class that is vanishing — a class that, like the 
San Francisco which has disappeared, will live in 
history. 

* * * 

After the "Seers" 

One man has been brave enough to take a practi- 
cal stap toward the exposure and downfall of a 
Twentieth Century "seer" in Los Angeles, regard- 
less of the notoriety that will follow. Weak women 
are the easy prey of this class of charlatans, and it 
is sometimes impossible to defend them from their 
own folly in being guided by "occult science" 
fakers, especially in the maintenance of their social 
relations. A. J. Hansen will receive abundant and 
unstinted sympathy in his efforts to accomplish 
something toward the dissipation of the mists of 
mystery enveloping the "art of fortune-telling" for 
so much per teU in Los Angeles. If he needs money 
to carry his fight to a successful issue, the purse 
strings of the people should be unleashed without 
a moment's hesitation. It is the one practical 
method of indorsing his action. 

* * * 

Still Leads the "World 

The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce is still 
the largest in the world. That fact, standing alone, 
does not mean so much as does the progressive 
character of the men of which the institution is com- 
posed. To paraphrase a line from an old song, 
"We've got the men. we've got the 'go,' and we've 
got the money, too." Chicago's motto, "I Will," 
is more appropriate to the genius of Los Angeles 
than to that of any other American city. Results 
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TO LOS ANGELES 



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Blest Capital of Southern California, 

Whereto, by paths incalculably thorny, a 

Despondent exile, I arrived (by train), 

Posterior to traversing the main; 

Gem of the West, whose every street excites 

A thirst for eligible freehold sites, 

Whose balmy zephyrs permanently veto 

The onset of the 'orrible mosquito ; 

Home of tarantulas and spiny lizards, 

Immune from shocks and unimpaired by blizzards, 

Where life is easy and the street cars slay 

Not more than one pedestrian per day, 

Thou second Eden, whose distracting glades 

Are blithe with mocking birds and pretty maids, 

Whose prosperous increase (like this sentence) 

shows 
No obvious signs of drawing to a close ; 
Greeting, Los Angeles, accept from one 
Who now aspires to be a native son, 
Who hopes henceforth to share your prosperous 

days, 
The humble tribute of unstinted praise. 

Lo ! when, Experience's green apostle, 
I shed my grip inside a homely hostel, 
And wandered forth to find a likely bar, 
My face distended by a large cigar, 



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What noble streets, what edifices vast 
Loom on my gaze, what visions unsurpassed 
( )i brave store windows where the western belle 
Acquires the corsage that we know so well. 

Where, too, the artless tailor's dummy smiles, 

Under the last monstrosity in tiles. 

What steady blast of lung-congesting dust 

Whistles unceasingly about my crust. 

And Oh ! what lines of stately avenues 

Kindle the zeal of my poetic muse; 

What flowered groves made bright with summer 

gowns 
And long-legged girls and noxious Buster Browns. 
Oh! (as I said before) how keen a sense 
Of wildly optimistic confidence 
Inflates this bosom, lately at a loss 
For opportunity of earning dross. 
What air of rude prosperity impairs 
The figures of the local millionaires, 
And dowers, as wage of gastronomic sin. 
The local heiress with a double chin. 
Yea, when mine eye descries the busy mob 
Going about on its collective job 
"Behold," I cry, "unmarred by doubt or shadow 
"The precincts of the perfect El Dorado, 
"Where man may earn a modest sum of pelf, 
"Without an undue strain upon himself. 
"Let others boast of Frisco or Seattle, 
"Here I've arrived and here I mean to settle." 

Cyril H. Bretherton 



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SHACKLING OF A GREAT CITY 



How Metropolitan Street Railway Franchises Have Become Inviolable as tine 

Federal Constitution Itself 



"Poor, blind municipal giant, New York sits inert 
and helpless while the right to use hundreds of 
miles of streets is turned into hundred of millions of 
dollars, with lease on lease, consolidation on consoli- 
dation and merger on merger, each with its new 
layers of stocks and bonds, hiding from the general 
public eye the enormous, almost incredible, earnings 
on the capital invested." 

Thus writes James Creelman in "The Shackling 
of a Great City" in the current number of Pearson's. 
The "private conquest of the greatest of American 
cities" he describes as one of the most astounding 
stories in the history of the continent. "The raw 
facts, stripped of legal and financial mystery, should 
serve as an example and warning to the rest of the 
country, for, by a scheme of leases and guarantees 
repeated many times, the two great monopolies — 
the Interborough-Metropolitan Company and the 
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company — which control 
nearly all the transportation lines in the Greater 
New York, claim to have made their franchise 
privileges as inviolable as the Constitution itself. 

"It is not wholly a tale of shame. Out of the dark 
confusion of bribery, perjury and stock-watering 
rise great constructive policies applied by men of 
genius and industry. The vast mergers which have 
resulted in such a terrifying increase in the capitali- 
zation of New York's street railway system — a sort 
of unofficial debt municipal, upon which the people 
must pay interest and dividends forever — have also 
brought health, comfort and convenience in their 
train. 

"It is unquestionably true that the growth of cities 
and the consolidation of traction lines have worked 
great economies and have resulted in a far better 
service. But the public has profited only in the 
way of better service, not in reduced fares or in 
proper sharing of the burdens by the transportation 
companies. 

"As profits have increased through consolidations 
and economies in construction operation, but more 
particularly by reason of the development of busi- 
ness and the growth of cities, watered stocks and ex- 
cessive bond issues have been the outgrowth, in- 
stead of lower fares. 

"The scientific development of street railroads 
and the application of electrical machinery reflect 
great credit upon the men responsible for these 
progressive strides, but it is not the operator who 
has reaped the benefit ; rather the owners of the 
watered securities of several strata of intermediate 
companies which have been interposed between the 
fare-payers in the first instance and the owners of 



the franchise in the last. The exceeding injustice 
of this is more apparent when it is remembered 
that the fare-payers are the very persons who gave 
the franchises. 

"The cost of building street railways has not been 
reduced, but the construction is so much more per- 
manent and durable that it amounts commercially 
to a very large reduction. The cost of operation 
has been reduced per car per mile, and the in- 
creased capacity of the cars and the speed, as well 
as the durability of the cars and the durability of 
the electrical equipment, instead of animal power, 
has worked a similar benefit. The growth of the 
cities and the resultant growth of business, taken 
in connection with the permanent character of mod- 
ern street railway building and wholesale operation, 
has resulted in a very large saving per passenger 
per mile. 

According to Mr. Creelman's computations there 
are about 25,000 single-track miles of street rail- 
ways in the United States, the owners of which col- 
lect about $265,000,000 a year from the American 
people, mostly in five-cent pieces. All the street 
car lines in the Greater New York, with a single- 
track mileage of 1,235 miles, have a total par value 
in stocks and bonds of $585,000,000, against a total 
private investment of $202,000,000. This leaves a 
total par value of stocks and bonds of $383,000,000 
above the whole investment, this sum of money 
representing the capitalized value of the franchises 
above the properties, with not a dollar of invested 
capital. 

"Whatever the ultimate outcome of the fight 
in any part of the country," writes Mr. Creelman, 
"it may be that what has been done in New 
York is unchangable. The grimmest fact standing 
out of the vast forces now silent, vigilant and united 
under the control of the Metropolitan-Interborough 
and the Brooklyn Rapid Transit companies, is that 
the successive leases, with their dividend and inter- 
est guarantees, are, it is claimed, all valid contracts, 
and that the rate of fare in New York cannot be 
reduced even by the legislature, for the reason that 
the Constitution of the United States declares thai 
no state shall pass any bill 'impairing the obligation 
of contracts.' Let us frankly admit 'the courage, 
industry and large intelligence which has turned 
the scattered, slow and uncomfortable horse-car 
lines of the metropolis into mightly connected sys- 
tems operated by electricity, with free transfers 
wherever possible ; but the American people must 
not forget the appalling burdens which attend per- 
petual franchises and unlimited mergers." 



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The Puthuff-Austin Exhibit. 
( Ine of the most interesting of the autumn exhibi- 
tions opened Mondaj in the Blanchard gallery. 
Hanson Puthuff and Charles P. Austin, who worked 
•her in Denver, have hung forty-one of their 
pictures, with ten b) their friend Alexis Compera 

who died recently in S in I Y\ 

Since Mr. Puthuff's two pictures were seen in 
the Ruskin Art exhibition last year, the painter 
has been recognized as one of the men who will win 
a permanent place among western artists, if he has 
the opportunity to fulfill the abundant promise of 
the present. The twenty-eight canvases now in the 
Blanchard gallcr\ prove that Mr. Puthuff lias an 
individuality, a freshness of view and a feeling for 
color that are remarkable. Xo one could accuse 
him of being an imitator. Me interprets nature 
in his own way and he has the vision given to the 
few. If the critic should say that he has poetry 
anil imagination — attributes so much coveted 1>\ 
the artist and so necessary to his larger attain- 
ment — the statement would be true, but it would 
not express all that the pictures indicate. To Mr. 
Puthuff nature speaks a varied language, which he 
translates with the freedom of one who dares to re- 
veal a special message. While evidently he has 
the proper respect for tradition he departs from 
the conventional. He puts the human element into 
Ms work and be speaks with authority. 

There are two figure studies and one portrait 
among Mr. Puthuff's canvases, and these are not 
Up to the standard of his landscapes. The "Por- 
trait of Mr. A." is good in flesh tone; it is inter- 
esting as an example of a strong man's work, but 
it fails in expressing the personality. "An Old 
Letter." a study of a young girl, is well drawn, and 
it is a picture that could not be passed by. since 
it has the peculiar touch that lifts it above the 
commonplace. The artist has used the red draperies 
effectively and has managed the lights in a fascinat- 
ing manner. "An Idle Afternoon" is also unusual. 
A girl sitting in the sunlight indicates ease ami 
pleasant laziness. 

I'.ut one cannot pay much attention to the figure 
studies when the landscapes invite atention. Among 
these pictures one sees hillside and valley, river 
and arroyo. Most of the paintings are pure in 
color, luminous, broad in treatment. "An Ar- 
rangement in Grey." however, shows that he artist 
can paint successfully in a low key. This land- 
scape, with its sky and field and mountain all in 
tender tones of grey, is as good as anything in the 
collection. '"Early Moonrise" is another canvas 
in which there is myster) and poetry. "Clear 
Creek, Colorado," one of the pictures previously 
exhibited, is typical of Mr. Puthuff's best work, 



but all his work is "best," for In- has wrought with 
an unvarying sincerity. "Among the Hills" will 
be much liked, although in order to be appreciated, 

it demands more than a casual glance. This pic- 
ture presents the brown of a Southern California 

hillside with i.e light reflected from a nearby slope. 

Ibe Foreground is well painted. "Creeping 

Shadows" has caught the spirit of coming evening. 

The light linger-, on the bills and the shadows are 
tailing on a California valley. "Thunder I leads" 
-bo U s how well Mr. Puthuff can paint a sky. and 
"Sycamores" proves that be recognizes personal- 
ity in trees. "After the Rains." "The Sunny Slope." 
"Morning." and "Dawn" are pictures to lie remem- 
bered. 

Five of the Puthuff pictures have been lent by 
fortunate owners. One of these. "Morning, Noon 
and Night," is to be noticed on account of an ex- 
periment in what may be called light progression. 
In the early light Mr. Puthuff has painted a charm- 
ing scene and with river and mountain and sky 
that speak of morning. Then passing on as if he 
had walked until the sun was high, he has studied 
noon in the same region, although the scene is dif- 
ferent. Last is a night view, when darkness has 
crept over the mountains, and on the hillside a 
lighted cabin suggests rest after a busy day. These 
three pictures are framed together with narrow 
moldings separating them from one another. 

Quite different from Mr. Puthuff's work is that 
of Mr. Austin, who is still a very young man, at 
the beginning of a career that gives assurance of 
success. Figures best reveal this artist's talents. 
"The Waiting Model" is a study that tells a story 
directly and convincingly. The girl, sitting outside 
the class room, a glimpse of which is given most 
cleverly, has personality. The figure is well drawn 
and the color is used with dash. "The Grey Hat" 
is another stud}- that has life in it. A hat over 
which a veil is thrown is perched jauntily on the 
head of a self-conscious young woman. The study 
vital and attractive, gives Mr. Austin a chance to 
show how cleverly be can handle textures. With 
a few strokes of bis brush he has painted a veil 
that is a triumph of gauzy illusion. The head of 
a Spanish dancer introduces the artist as an ex- 
ponent of broad technique. This is an impression- 
istic study of much strength. The "Type de 
Seville" is another example of broad treatment. A 
little drawing in red chalk is good indeed. The red 
chalk study, as well as the other figures, proves 
Air. Austin to be a draughtsman who can say much 
in a few lines. Two pastels, a "Night Scene" and 

(loss Lots," are charming little bits, and there 
is a pastel portrait that must be a "speaking like- 
ness," since it is intensely alive. "In the Rain 
Hell. Colorado" is Mr. Austin's most ambitious 
landscape. It has feeling and it proves that the 



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painter is a good colorist who can put atmosphere 
into his compositions. 

The paintings of Alexis Compera are delicate in 
sentiment. They have reserve and they are most 
atractive in composition. There are nine in the col- 
lection. All are worthy of consideration, for they 
show talent of a high order ; but chief among them 
are the "Grey Day on the Platte ' and "Cherry 
Creek." 



The Pope Etchings. 

Marion Holden Pope's exhibition of etchings and 
dry points at the Steckel gallery has drawn crowds 
of society folk and art lovers. Mrs. Pope has sold 
a number of the beautiful prints, limited editions 
of which are almost exhausted. Several of the 
favorite etchings are no longer obtainable, and no 
doubt this fact will stimulate interest on the part 
of those who meant to obtain a favorite study. Ar- 
tists have enjoyed the exhibition quite as much as 
other folk, and their enthusiastic recognition of 




Rio Felice — Venice 

Mrs. Pope's rare talents must be pleasant indeed — 
if the modest etcher knows how much she has 
been praised. This first exhibition should be an 
encouragement to strenuous work, and it is hoped 
that the annual show of prints that combine the 
delicacy of feminine touch with the power of a 
superb draughtsman will become annual events. 



have attracted many visitors. A number of the 
pictures have been sold, among them a charming 
little figure study. The monotypes vary greatly 
in success of treatment. The autumn evening is 
to be much admired. Thisis poetic and charming. 
The light and shade are strongly handled. One 
might say that all the monotypes have individual- 
ity, but this one has something more than mere 
novelty to recommend it. Two monotypes that are 
particularly good in feeling are the "Harmony in 
Browns" and the "Harmony of Evening." "At San 
Pedro" and "In Old Gloucester" suggest the sea 
and sea faring ships. Miss Drain gave much 
promise when she first began to show her daring 
little pictures, in which she demonstrates how much 
she can say with one color dominating her palette. 
Her recent work proves that she has developed in 
deftness and certainty of touch. While she must 
avoid the temptation toward eccentricity, no doubt 
she will emphasize an individuality that years will 
mold symmetrically. 



Miss White's Water Colors 

Miss Nona L. White is at work in her studio on 
the second floor of the Blanchard building and ex- 
quisite flower studies are being produced by the 
modest and gifted artist. While Miss White paints 
landscapes with a true feeling for nature, she is 
best known by her remarkable rose pieces, in which 
she catches the delicate and evanescent beauty of 
flower and leaf. Strange to say, her favorites are 
the white roses, which offer many difficulties to 
the water colorist. Miss White's compositions 
show that the artist knows how to group the blos- 
soms as they grow on bush and climbing branch. 
She succeeds in obtaining atmosphere and quality. 
As a colorist she is most successful, and all lovers 
of flowers will enjoy her work. Miss White also 
paints gardens — the Southern California gardens — 
with splendid suuccess, for she catches the charm 
of the outdoor world. 



Miss Drain's Monotypes 

Miss Lillian Drain's monotypes, which have been 
on exhibition in Miss Kathryn Rucker's atelier, 



Art Notes 

The Painters' Club, which is growing in size, 
has decided to maintain a permanent exhibition that 
will represent the best work of the members. 

Mrs. Una Nixon Hopkins of Pasadena has re- 
turned from a summer's trip in Europe. Mrs. Hop- 
kins visited Miss Fannie E. Duvall in her studio. 
No. 7 Rue Vivan, Paris, and brings the news that 
the Los Angeles artist is hard at work after a 
tour through Italy. 

Hobart Bosworth, who has been making a brief 
visit in Los Angeles, is much improved in health 
since his recent sojourn in Tempe, Arizona, where 
he resumed his painting. He is now at work on 
two canvases, larger and more ambitious than any 
of his previous pictures. He recently has sold 
several of the pictures remaining after the suc- 
cessful Steckel exhibition. 



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MUSIC AND DRAMA 



The First "First Night" 
When a grand opera is used as the attraction at 
the opening of one of the most beautiful and most 
unique theaters in (he United States, it is not to be 
expected that the music or the singers will receive 
tir-t attention. Although t lit.- fame of the artists 
had been trumpeted from Italy. France and Mexico, 
it is safe to say that they were not first thought of 
by many of the thousands who were present at the 
first performance in the new Auditorium. 

Audience and house presented such a brilliant 
Spectacle that it was natural the stage should be 
neglected, even after the overture has been played 
beneath the baton of Chevalier Fulgencio Guerriere 
and the first act had been well begun. 

Mo other city in the United States offers so many 
advantages for amusement lovers as Los Angeles. 
The mild climate that invites residents to enjoy the 
evenings in this land of perennial summer has en- 
couraged merrymaking to such an extent that per- 
sons of all classes pat- 
ronize whatever offers 
recreation. The tourist 
population contributes 
much to the gayety of 
the city, to which the 
wealthiest of every 
slate come to pass the 
winters. There is 

every temptation for 
women. who enjoy 
wearing beautiful 
gowns, to indulge most 
extravagant fancies, 
since there is little fear 
of rain and no danger 
from excessive cold. All conditions contribute to 
the picturesque when there is any great assemblage 
in Southern California, and so it was no wonder 
that there should have been one of the most re- 
markable scenes ever presented when the Audi- 
torium opened. 

At the Fifth street front ot the big building bril- 
liant lights illuminated the whole block, including 
Central Park, where hundreds of spectators gathered 
to watch the gorgeously attired women, who held 
opera tickets, alight from carriages and automobiles. 
Although the scaffolding still covered the facade of 
the Auditorium, the fact that the building was not 
yet completed was forgotten the moment the crowds 
passed through the outside doors and entered the 
immense lobby. Here groups stopped for a moment 
to notice the effect of the green scagliola wainscot- 
ings before the}' passed into the main foyer. On 
the first night there appeared to be little haste to 




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seek seats, and the promenade foyer was filled for 

rly an hour before the curtain rose. 
The costumes displayed by the women were more 

brilliant than any public gathering has brought out 
for many a season. Ml the latest m. ides were to 
be seen in skirt and sleeve garniture. Gowns of rich 
silk or lace, velvet or brocade, were everywhere dis- 
played with a bewildering profusion of ruffle and 
plait. Jewels flashed on neck and coiffure. Here 
and I here a debutante, attired in white, carried a 
bunch of roses, but the girls were overshadowed 
by the magnificence of their manias and their 
chaperons. 

Of course, every one in society and everyone who 
has social ambitions was present Thursday even- 
ing. Proscenium and mezzanine boxes and all the 
best seats were occupied. In the balcony and gal- 
leries sat the local musicians, the music students 
and those who went to hear the opera with the 
reverence that the real music lover feels for the 
works of the great composers. It was significent 
that all the dollar seats had been sold rapidly in 
season lots. 

The proscenium and mezzanine boxes presented 
a brilliant succession of groups of magnificently 
dressed women, and rows of men prominent in 
professional and business life. Much attention was 
paid to the box in which sat Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. 
Burdette and their party, including General and 
Mrs. Adna R. Chaffee, Dr. and .Mrs. Norman 
Bridge and J. Sidney Torrance. It was largely due 
to Mrs. Burdette's efforts that the Auditorium 
building was made a possibility, and it must have 
been a pleasant privilege to behold the realization 
of what at first appeared to be a hazardous enter- 
prise too great to be considered seriously. In 
another proscenium box sat Robert J. Burdette, Jr., 
Roy Bradley Wheeler and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Mellen, Miss Maria McGilvray and Miss 
Maud Daggett. 

"Aida," the opera chosen for the first performance, 
, was sung most acceptably. It will be the subject 
of lengthy comment next week by the Pacific Out- 
look's musical critic. 

Without doubt the most conspicuous party in 
the Auditorium on the opening night of the opera 
was that comprised of members of the Valley Hunt 
Club. This party came from Pasadena and in- 
cluded : Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs Lowe, 
Mrs. Dobbins, Mr. MacDonnell, Dr. and Mrs. Lock- 
wood, Mrs. Metcalfe, Mr. Holder, Mr. and Mrs. 
Sinclair, Miss Sinclair, Miss Wells, Mr. and Mrs. 
Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Daggett, Mr. and Mrs. May, 
Herbert May, Mr. and Mrs. Auten, Mr. and Mrs. 
Morehouse, Mr. and Mrs. Hull, Roy Hull, Mr. and 
Mrs. Blankenhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Mr. and 
Miss Booge, Mrs. and Miss Spear, Mr. and Mrs. 
Lutz, Miss Lutz. Mr. and Mrs. Storv, Mr. and Mrs. 



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Ervult, Mr. and Mrs. Shut, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, 

Mr. and Mrs. Hurlburt, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. and 

Miss Watson, Mrs. Allen, Mr. and Miss Dale, Mr. 

and Mrs. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, Mr. 

and Mrs. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Marble, Dr. and 

Miss Matheson, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, Mr. and 
Mrs. Chauncev Clark. 



At the Theatres 

Notwithstanding the counter attraction of the 
opera, the offering this week at the Mason drew 
good sized audiences. "In the Bishop's Carriage," 
Miriam Michelson's clever novel, improved in 
dramatization by Channing Pollock, is worth see- 
ing, and, after the mediocre companies and plays 
that preceded it, there was more than ordinary 
enthusiasm in the reception of something worthy. 
Miss Jessie Busley, the young star who essayed the 
role of the girl crook, made the best of a char- 
acter that might be easily overdone. With a deli- 
cate art Nance Olden, thief and careless waif of 
chance, is made convincing. Her composite char- 
acter is revealed with a naturalness that stamps 
Miss Busley as a young woman from whom much 
is to be expected in the future. While the theme of 
the play slightly resembles that of "Leah Kleschna," 
this newer stage heroine is not like the one so 
successfully exploited by Mrs. Fiske. Nance 
Olden is a more human and a more attractive law- 
breaker than Leah Kleschna. The interest of the 
Michelson-Pollock play centers in the love story 
of William Latimer, a criminal lawyer who becomes 
interested in the girl partner of Tom Dorgan, a 
wretched criminal. How Nance awakens to thr. 
nobler meanings of life and attempts to rehabilitate 
herself by going on the stage furnish material for 
a play of compelling power. Of couruse, Tom Dor- 
gan, who is typical of his class, goes to jail and 
Nance marries the lawyer. The plot is splendidly 
worked out. There are no weak places, no badly 
constructed scenes. The theme touches many sides 
of humanity. It has emotional power and it has 
the merit of being well staged and beautifully acted. 
As Tom Dorgan, James Keane does a remarkable 
piece of acting. The role, a most exacting one. 
could not be better done. Byron Douglas proved 
himself a most acceptable Latimer. Miss Rose 
Eytinge was welcomed as a grand dame. Miss 
Eytinge belongs to a school of acting that is found- 
ed on sound principles and time does not rob her 
of her ability to present clear-cut delineations. The 
entire company is worthy of praise, and it left a 
memory that effaced less pleasant recollections of 
the previous weeks. 

Lewis Stone and Amelia Gardner won more 
laurels at the Belasco Theater this week in "The 
Prisoner of Zenda." The play, which has a lasting 
hold on the public, is well staged and beautifully 



acted. As Rassendyl, Mr. Stone is as nearly all 
that could be demanded of the part as it is pos- 
sible to be. Every week this polished actor gives 
new evidence of his versality, his intelligence and 
his emotional powers. Of course, Miss Gardner 
was a Flavia to be remembered — a princess lovely, 
dignified and above all human in that she can love. 
Harry Glazier as Hentzau was most convincing, 
and Howard Scott gave a fine interpretation of 
Black Michael. William Yerance as Sapt, and 
Richard Vivian as Fritz von Tarlenheim helped to 
make symmetrical this production of the most de- 
lightful of modern romantic dramas. 

"If I Were King" has been' drawing large aud- 
iences at the Burbank. and, even though it was a 
second week's play, there was no falling off in the 
interest in the clever drama. 



Louis James in Coimedy 

Louis James will begin his annual engagement at 
the Mason Theater next Monday evening when he 
will appear in Shakespeare's delightful comedy, 
"The Merry Wives of Windsor." Critics declare 
that Mr. James has not been seen in any character 
which he so aptly fits as he does the jovial, rakish 
Sir John Falstaff and it is said he seldom has been 
so well supported. 

Nellie McHenry, remembered as a star comedi- 
enne, gives a perfomance of Mrs. Quickly that is 




Grand Opening of the 
Magnificent 

Auditorium 

"Theatre Beautiful" 
by the 

Lambardi 
Grand Opera 

Company 

Mario Lambardi, Impresario 

REPERTOIRE 

A1DA LUCIA 

Thursday night, Nov. 8 Friday night, Nov, 9 

Saturday matinee, Nov. 10 Saturday night, Nov. 10 

SECOND WEEK 

LA BOHEME 
Monday night, Nov. 1 2; Thursday night, Nov. 1 5; Saturday matinee, Nov. 1 7 
L'AFRICAINE RIGOLETTO 

Tuesday night, Nov. 13 Wednesday night, Nov. 14 

Friday night, Nov. 16 Saturday night, Nov. 17 

THIRD WEEK 

CARMEN 

Monday night, Nov. 19; Thursday night, Nov. 22; Saturday matinee, Nov. 24 

IL, TROVATORE FAUST 

Tuesday night, Nov. 20 Wednesday night, Nov. 21 

Friday night, Nov. 23 Saturday night, Nov. 24 

FOURTH WEEK 

CHOPIN 

Monday night, Nov. 26; Thursday night, Nov. 29, Saturday matinee, Dec. 1 
TRAVIATA OTHELLO 

Tuesday night, Nov. 27 Wednesday night, Nov. 28 

Friday night, Nov. 30 Saturday night, Dec. 1 

FIFTH WEEK 

LA TOSCA 

Monday night, Dec. 3 Tuesday night, Dec. 4 

Scenery, Costumes and Decorations from Milan, Italy 

The .Auditorium is the only fire-proof theatre in the city 

"Theatre Beautiful" 

Curtain evening, 8 o'clock; Matinee, 2 o'clock 
Doors open. Evening 7:30: Matinee 1 :30 



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everywhere praised. Norman Hackett, ever popu- 
lar as an actor, i- the jealous Mr. Ford. Dainty 
Aphie James i> the dashing Mrs. Ford and Charlotte 
Lambert is the sedate Mrs. Page. The two wives 
\v1ii> cause all the trouble to "lack" Falstaff an 
well cast. Among other members of the company 
arc: Lillian Lancaster, J. Arthur Young, Nathan 
Aronson, C. D. Hurt. Horace Lydon, \\ . Chrystie 
Miller, Rene Grau, II. F. Maurice and G. W. Ward. 
To the student the presentation has especial in- 
terest, for it is said that each of the scenes used 
is an absolutely authentic reproduction of the places 
wherein the action of the comedy occurred. The 
first act reveals the famous Windsor Castle. The 
darter Inn is another historic place disclosed. 
Herein sat such celebrated men as Ben Johnson. 
Fletcher. Drake. Raleigh. Hawkins. Howard, Sid- 
ney and a host of others, who. previous to Shake- 
speare's time, had finished life. Frogmore, sacred 
to everv Englishman as the last resting place of 
Queen Victoria, and Windsor Forest, rich in tra- 
dition and history, are also reproduced. It was 
in Windsor Forest that Elizabeth told the dashing 
Essex of her love. Here the erratic Georges cher- 
ished their idiotic fancies. Here the superstitious 
Heme committed suicide, and here Sheakspeare 
conceived the idea of having Falstaff meet, clan- 
destinely, the Merry Wives of Windsor. 
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SOCIETY'S DOINGS 



Mrs. Burdette's Reception 
Mrs. Robert J. Burdette's musicale Wednesday 
afternoon in Choral Hall, Auditorium building, was 
one of the principal social events of the week. It 
was a clever idea for the woman whose faith and 
work helped to materialize the splendid building 
to invite her friends to the beautiful little amphi- 
theater, which is an ideal place for music and 
sociability. 

Choral hall is charmingly decorated, the restful 
color scheme supplying just the right background 
for beautiful gowns and pretty women. More than 
three hundred guests assembled at this musicale, 
which was like a delightful prelude to the opera 
season. There were guests from Los Angeles, 
Pasadena, Altadena, Monrovia, Alhambra and many 
other places, and all came in sumptuous attire. 

Flowers were used artistically in giving a gala 
touch to the beautiful audience room into which the 
guests passed after greeting Mrs. Burdette in Ber- 
t-an Hall. The musical programme was not a long 
one. It introduced the organist who will have 
charge of the Auditorium music. Mr. Kingsley, an 
Englishman who has gained wide fame. Mr. Kings- 
ley had but a modest part in the programme, but 
he .proved himself a thorough musician. Mis. 
Walter Raymond of Pasadena sang most delight- 
fully and was enthusiastically recalled. Miss Ger- 
trude Cohen, the young pianist, had an opportunity 
that many an artist who has arrived might envy. 
She played a Brahms "Scherzo" and a Liszt number 
acceptably. The music showed how perfect are the 
acoustic properties of Choral Hall. 



ding marked bj many beautiful customs now al- 
most forgotten by the newer world in which the 
Spaniard plays but a subordinate part. 

The wedding day was Sunday because the bride 
desired that she should he married on the same 
date and at the same hour her mother had chosen. 

In the old Plaza church, by a special dispensation, 

the nuptial mass was --aid at ten o'clock and the 
welding guests, gaily attired, replaced the usual 
somber congregation of devout Catholics. The 
bride, Senorita Anita Carmen Cajal, and the bride- 
groom, Alfonso llilario Coenen, stood just where, 
a quarter of a ccnlurv ago, the bride's mother and 
father had plighted their vows. Father Juan Cabal- 
lieria solemnly chanted the service. 

It was a picturesque procession that moved to 
the altar. In the lead were Alfonso Cajal, the ring 
bearer, and little Clara Eyrand, the flower girl, both 
in white satin. The bridesmaids were all in pink. 
Senorita Marie Antoinette Cajal was the maid of 
honor, and the bridesmaids were Senoritas Anita 
Coenen, sister of the groom; Francisca Pedroarena. 
Marceline Mirande and Ysidora Pedroarena. An- 
tonio Cajal, brother of the bride, was best man. 
The bride, a beautiful girl, was attired in a hand- 
some gown of white crepe de chine. 

A wedding breakfast was served at the Cajal 
home, on the El Monte road, near Alhambra. Here 
gathered fifteen of the sixteen guests who had been 
present at the wedding- of twenty-five years ago, 
and scores of young relatives and friends of the 
young bride and bridegroom. The bridal party and 
the women guests sat at one table, the men at an- 
other. When the elaborate menu had been served 
in old-fashioned style, the wedding cake was cut 
and passed by one of the young men. After the 
breakfast there was singing, and then Mr. and Mrs. 
Coenen were ready to start on their journey to 
Santa Barbara. A big touring car waited for them, 
but the most modern conveyance did not destroy the 
Spanish traditions. An old friend made a speech 
to the bride and bridegroom, and the latter returned 
thanks. 

After the departure of the young folk, there was 
another feast — a supper — and the next day, Monday, 
a noon dinner was served out of doors to the men 
friends of the Cajal and Coenen families. Festivi- 
ties of various sorts followed and the celebration 
did not end until Tuesday. 

After a trip to San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. 
Coenen will be at home at Xo. jSio Flower street. 



Spanish Wedding at Plaza Church 
Old time Spanish customs were revived this week 
at a wedding that recalled the days before the 
Gringo came to Southern California. It was a wed- 



Thanksgiving Project 

There will be one Thanksgiving bazar that should 
make a special appeal to generous residents of Los 
Angeles. Mrs. G. Alexander Bobrick, president of 
the woman's auxiliary of the McKinley Home, an « 
the philanthropic women associated with her or. 
the board are planning a sale of all sorts of useful 
and ornamental things, November 23, at the resi- 
dence of Mrs. Valentine Peyton. Westlake avenue 
and West Ninth street. 

The eighty boys in the home are to have a hos- 
pital. The need of a proper place for the care of 
the sick has been long recognized, and $000 has been 
raised for the purpose. It is hoped that the extra 
?400 required before work can be started will be 
realized from the bazar. 

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have taken form. According to the present rules, 
boys must leave the institution when they are 
fourteen years of age, and this is considered too 
young. Through the generositv of various persons, 
boys have been kept an extra two years, and it is 
hoped that at no distant day the age limit will be 
raised. Since a county school was located on the 
school grounds at Avery, there has been a great 
improvement in the "book learning" of the boys. 
The McKinley school is primarily industrial, and 
farming and sloyd furnish the chief employment. 
Until two teachers were assigned by the county the 
advanced pupils were sent to Gardena. Now that 
the necessity of long daily trips is removed, the 
educational machinery is much less complicated. 
The .addition of a hospital will be one more step 
toward the improvement of conditions at what is 
becoming a model orphanage. 



School. A large attendance is expected at this 
meeting as both the mothers and teachers have been 
more interested in their co-operative work this year 
than they have been at any previous time. 



What is "Worth While" 

The annual meeting of the California Congress 
of Mothers and Child Study Circles will be held 
Thursday, November 15, in the Ebell Club House. 
The opening session will begin at 9 :30 a. m., whef 
two-minute reports of officers and delegates will be 
heard. The afternoon will be given to a symposium 
on the subject: "What is Worth While in Educa- 
tion?" The subject is divided into five topics un- 
der five heads: "What is Worth While to the 
Mother," "What is Worth While to the Teacher," 
"What is Worth While to the Child," "The Physi- 




Mrs. W. W. Murphy 
(President of California Congress of MotLeiV) 

cal Care of the Child." and "Home Economics." 
In the evening the students of the Polytechnic High 
School will supply the music and there will be a 
reception to the teachers of the state. Prof. C. E. 
Moore, superintendent of the Los Angeles public 
schools, will speak on "The School and the Home," 
and James A. Forshay, the former superintendent, 
will deliver an address on "The Home and the 



Convention of Women's Clubs. 

The sixth annual convention of the Los Angeles 
District of the California Federation of Women's 
Clubs will be held November 21 and 22 in the Ebell 
Club house. Previous to the opening of the con- 
vention, the president's council, composed of the 
district executive board and the presidents of all 
clubs in the district federation, will meet. This 
conference, over which Mrs. Robert Porter Hill, 
president of the California State Federation, is to 
preside, will take place at 3 :30 p. m., November 20. 
In the evening there will be a reception, at which 
delegates and federation members may become ac- 
quainted. The hospitality committee has arranged 
a luncheon to be served Wednesday and Thursday 
in the court of the club house. The art, household, 
economics and library committees will conduct ex- 
hibits the two days of the convention. Among the 
entertaining features promised by the programme 
committee is the appearance of the Occidental Glee 
Club double quartette, including Charles B. 
Moore.) ,Earl B. Hillis, Frank P. Beal, Samuel C. 
McKee, D. Harold Ostrom, J. Clement Berry, Lyle 
R. McKenny and Clarence A. Spaulding. 



Briefer Notes 

Mrs. Howard Newton and Mrs. O. C. Senns, No. 
1847 West Adams street, entertained a large card 
party Thursday afternoon. 

Mrs. Lewis Clark Carlisle will give a reception 
to several hundred guests next Saturday at her 
home, No. 1202 South Alvarado street. 

Mr. and Mrs. George S. Patton, of San Gabriel, 
will give a dance at Kramer's next Tuesday evening 
in honor of their daughter, Miss Anita Patton, one 
of the season's debutantes. 

Miss Elizabeth Packard, who returned recently 
from a two years' trip abroad, will make her home 
with iter brother, Carl G. Packard, No. 133 East 
Avenue Fifty-six. 

One of the events of the week was the reception 
of Mrs. Samuel J. Whitmore, who was "at home" 
Tuesday afternoon at the Hotel Alexandria. Mrs. 
Walter Raymond of Pasadena and Mrs. A. C. 
Bilicke assisted in receiving the guests. 

Lieutenant and Mrs. Percy A. Lear have chosen 
Los Angeles as their future home. They are well 
known in English society and come to California 
from Canada. Mrs. Lear is a singer who has gained 
fame abroad. In 1892 she had the honor of sing- 
ing before Queen Victoria. 

Miss Marguerite Banks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
W. A. Banks of West Adams street, will make her 
debut this month. Miss Banks is a singer who has 
composed music that is creditable. She is a mem- 
ber of St. Vincent's Dramatic Club, and has excep- 
tional talent on the stage as an amateur actress. 

Mrs. Matthew W. Everhardy gave a card party 
Thursday in honor of Miss Heitman, who will be 
her guest for a month. The entertainment had 
something of the quality of a house warming, as it 
was the first opportunity Mrs. Everhardy's friends 
have had to see her new home, No. 1401 Alvarado 
Terrace. 



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PASADENA 



Health Camp 
One of the grave questions in Southern Cali- 
fornia, and especially urgent in Pasadena because 

of its higher altitude and dryer atmosphere, is what 
to do with the tubercular patients, how the) maj 
be treated and cared for to give them ever) pos 
sible advantage and still safeguard the life of the 
community. They are ever present with us. and if 
the modern germ theory is accepted are a con- 
stant menace. Much has been said on the sub- 
ject, and many articles have appeared in recent 
papers, some of the latter so cruel it were better 
had kindly editors consigned them to the waste 
basket, l >ne measure drastic enough for darkest 
Russia has been suggested, namely, the return of 
the sufferer to the place whence he came. Imagine, 
will you, the hasty return of one of these hollow- 
eyed, emaciated sufferers, worn out and weakened 
from his long journey? No! No! Christianity 
or humanity is too prevalent for that, and Cali- 
fornia is too kind. The problem is not a new one. 
Perhaps fewer consumptives come now than a de- 
cade ago, but the ever-increasing crowded condi- 
tions now make the lone tent less possible. 

The Emergency League, the Opportunity Club 
and the Associated Charities have been most ac- 
tive in bringing the matter to a climax. The idea 
which seems to have taken permanent shape is the 
establishment of a sanitarv camp where patients 
may be cared for after the most enlightened scien- 
tific methods. The funds seem available and the 
subject is now under discussion by the most in- 
telligent men of the community, physicians, busi- 
ness men, ministers of all creeds and denominations 
uniting to arrive at a solution which promises the 
greatest good to the greatest number. Whether 
all tubercular people are to be placed in this sani- 
tary camp or only the indigent patients has not 
been made clear. If there be danger at all in not 
sequestering tubercular patients, the danger is al- 
most as great from the rich as the poor. The 
patient with means at his command may live un- 
der the most rigid regime with regard to the bacil- 
lus, but the chances are that he does not. He 
believes there is no danger and usually lives ac- 
cordingly, and little can be done about it save in 
a private way through his physician, unless the city 
passes some rigid ordinance such as prevails in the 
cases of ordinary contagious diseases. Physicians 
are said not to be blameless in the matter of mis- 
representing tubercular cases. Nor is the town 
entirely guiltless, as tuberculosis is often over- 
looked in the dull time, and discovered during the 
season. 

The whole question, while not a pleasant one. 
must still be met and solved; but let us hope that 
the people who have its solution in hand will not 
forget that there is ever present with us as well 
as the disease, but in much larger quantities, that 
mortal enemy of the disease germ. Pasadena's per- 
petual sunshine. 



The directors are fully organized, with E. T. Of) 
as president and George E, Car) a- secretary. The 

poster design this year was made by Moran T. 

Hedges, a graduate of the Chase Art School, ["hi 

central feature of the design is a halftone reproduc 
tion of a photograph made during I he chariot races 

last year. ■ > design used on all the stationer) 

has reference also to the thrilling spectacle of the 

aftenioi.ii sport, the chariot race, and represents 
a charioteer driving his licry steeds, with the red 
and yellow roses bending over his pathway. 

Different organizations are considering how the) 

are to lie represented in the floral parade this year 
and principals of schools will soon he trying the 
artistic effect of flowers of varying tints and hues 
on different designs. This year the school prizes 
are to be large cash ones, and the Hoard of Trade 
will make a larger allowance than usual for each 
school entry. Each year the floral parade is more 
beautiful, the various designs more artistic. Two 
suggestions dropped last year by visitors of note 
would perhaps enhance the general effect, namely, 
the addition of several bands of music, and a gener- 
ous strewing of red and white flowers over the 
pavements of the streets through which the parade 
passes. 



Tournament of Roses 

From now until after the New Year the directors 

of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association 

will be fully absorbed in tournament affairs. Plans 

are fast maturing and will soon be made public. 



The Chase After the Opera 

Interest in the season of Grand opera is wide- 
spread, and tickets both single and season are much 
in demand. It is safe to predict that unless the 
Pacific Electric makes some provision for extra 
cars, standing room will be more in demand even 
than usual. For the opening night the Valley Hunt 
Club made a gala event, ordering a private car 
for the use of the members of the club. On the 
way home a buffet luncheon was served in the car. 
These Valley Hunt "rides across country" taken 
in a private car of the Pacific Electric, though not 
so picturesque are quite as enjoyable as any of the 
old time affairs. There were numbers of parties 
and groups of congenial friends who attended the 
opening night. The attendance promises to con- 
tinue, as there are enough music lovers in this 
quiet place to appreciate the delights of a season 
of opera. 

How Two Teachers Earn Their Salaries. 

Some of the Crown City's public school grounds 
are not exactly a credit to the town. Such large 
demands are made upon the School Board for the 
necessities of education that luxuries such as im- 
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the grounds which have received least attention 
are those in the heart of the city, the Franklin 
school and kindergarten. The first building is a 
new one. When the children entered school a year 
ago the building debris was just as the workmen 
left it, and so the grounds remained until the 
teachers assembled their pupils for a "yard clean- 
ing" picnic. And the little maids and men, all 
under eleven years, did their work so well that 
nothing has been done since. Miss Visscher and 
Miss Burton, recently transferred to the Franklin 
kindergarten, have felt dissatisfaction with a large 
strip of unsightly ground belonging under their 
jurisdiction, and quietly arranged to raise funds 
to put this in order by a doily tea. It was a so- 
ciety affair. The mothers of the district appeared 
in their best gowns and bonnets to do honor to 
Miss Visscher and Miss Burton's hospitality and 
help the cause. Chrysanthemums and Japanese 
bamboo turned the school room into an attractive 
reception room, while in the tea room, darkened 
for the occasion and lighted by numerous 
candelabra, red carnations and smilax adorned the 
walls and made an interlacing curtain over the win- 
dows. Each guest paid twenty-five cents admis- 
sion, and with the cup of tea received a pretty linen 
doily as a souvenir. Enough money was realized 
to put the grounds in order, and what was more 
important even, the mothers of the district, en- 
joyed a happy social hour with the welfare of the 
schools as the topic nearest their heart. 



Will Sing "Mikado" 

The choir of All Saints church is in need of 
funds — not an unusual state of affairs in a choir. 
In this instance the members propose to help them- 
selves out of the dilemma by giving' two public 
performances, December 2j and 28, of that old 
time favorite of comic opera, "Mikado." Mr. Tar- 
box, the choir master and organist, is to have charge 
of the music, and Tom Karl, the veteran tenor of 
"The Bostonians,' is to have charge of the staging. 
A strong cast of local singers has been selected. 
George L. North has been assigned the -part of the 
Mikado; Le Roy Jepson, his wandering minstrel 
son ; George A. Clark, Ko Ko ; Revel English, Pooh- 
Bah, and Ben Leslie, Pish-Tush. Mrs. W. E. Neff 
takes the part of Yum-Yum ; Miss Fannie Furnam, 
Pitti-Ling; Miss Chita Kraft, Peep-Bo, and Miss 
Grace Marvin, Katisha. There will be a large 
chorus -made up from All Saints choir and congre- 
gation. 



Oak Knoll Homes 

The most conspicuous of recent real estate trans- 
actions is the sale of beautiful Allendale to the Oak 
Knoll Company. This southeastern part of Pasa- 
dena, made up of gently rolling hills adorned with 
spreading live oaks, is one of the most attractive 
spots to be found anywhere. Until recently the 
land belonged to private parties, who lived in beauti- 
ful old country houses built on the most sightly 
hills. Last year the hand of Huntington reached 
out and grasped large sections. The Oak Knoll 
Company was organized, the Sierra Madre electric 
line skirted its edge, and General Wentworth planned 
the palatial Hotel Wentworth, which is near- 
ing completion as fist as a force of 800 men can 



push it. Now Allendale, which touches the Oak 
Knoll tract on the west and reaches over to Los 
Robles canyon, has been added. Fine country 
places are springing up with grounds acres in ex- 
tent whose most, conspicuous adornments are the 
live-oaks, which are to be held sacred. , It is rumored 
that millions are at the command of the pro- 
moters of the enterprise. Orange Grove avenue 
must look to her laurels, or in the near future 
she may have a strong rival in this section. Just 
a touch of romance and history is added to this 
region by the old Spanish mill of mission times, 
which lies at the foot of the tract. 

* * * 
Englishmen LiKe Los Angeles 

Cyril H. Bretherton has come to Los Angeles 
from London to engage in the practice of the law, 
and incidentally [to assist in the entertainment of 
the readers of the Pacific Outlook. His first con- 
tribution appears in this issue. Mr. Bretherton 
has been a contributor to Punch, the Speaker and 
other London publications of the higher class. He 
brings to Los Angeles the encouraging intelligence 
that in London this city is the best advertised of 
American municipalities, and that Southern 
California is attracting more Englishmen from 
their native heath year by year.. 

* * * 

The OutlooK for "Yegg'men" 

Los Angeles increases its police force by seventy- 
eight men, a fair-sized city complement in itself. 
That they are needed is evident to everybody. The 
moral effect of the announcement upon the des- 
peradoes who are knocking at the city's gates will 
be watched with interest. It is to be hoped that 
each new officer will have the capture of at least 
one "yeggman" to his credit. That ought to clean 
up the organization. 



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New Yorh Traditions Upset 

The unhorsing of Hearst in the Empire State is 

an incident of more than casual interest t.i the peo- 
ple ui California. Hearst has "arrived" in the 
world of politics. He has become a force that must 
be reckoned with. Though utterly discredited in 
his home state of California, he has managed to 
break into politics in the erratic state of New York. 
That he has made himself felt in regions remote 
fmm the metropolis is indicated b) the relative 
smallness of the vote against him. Cleveland was 
elected Governor of New York by about 20 

plurality. Black received nearly 300,000. The his- 

torv of the past quarter of a centur} has shown 
that fair weather on election day insures the elec- 
tion of the Republican ticket, almost regardless of 
its personnel, by a tremendous majority. Fair 
weather prevailed throughout the state Tuesdaj . 
and yet the plurality accorded Hughes was much 
smaller than was anticipated by his supporters. 
There is no citizen more thoroughly hide-bound in 
politics than the average Xew Yorker living in a 
rural county north of the Mohawk valley. He may 
he depended upon, under ordinary circumstances, 
to vote the Republican ticket straight. That many 
thousands of this class of citizens either remained 
at home on a fair day or went to the polls and 
voted for the Nabob in American politics indicates 
a revulsion in sentiment in the greatest of Ameri- 
can commonwealths that ought to put the Republi- 
can partv in that state on its guard. Even with men 
like Hughes standing for office upon a great issue, 
it cannot hope to hold all voters in line without a 
general house-cleaning. It looks as if the old line 
Republicans of New York who hold the New York 
Tribune and the Holy Bible almost equally dear 
are giving way to an influence which would have 
had no effect upon their votes ageneration since. 

* * * 

"Will Remain Territories 

Meagre returns from New Mexico Wednesday in- 
dicated that that territory had indorsed the joint 
statehood movement by a small majority, though 
the vote against it was heavy in Arizona. A ma- 
jority of one vote against the measure in either ter- 
ritory kills it. The chances are that these two sub- 
divisions, having refused to accept joint statehood 
at this time, will be compelled to wobble along un- 
der a territorial form of government for many years 
to come. Statehood would have its advantages, but 
it is doubtful if either territory is fully qualified for 
sovereign rights. Arizona is completely at the 
mercv of the corporate interests located within its 
boundaries or which, like the Southern Pacific and 
Santa Fe railway systems, are partly local. Each 
of these great transportation lines regards the two 
territories as a tunnel through which to pass from 
the Mississippi valley to the Pacific coast. The ad- 
vocates of statehood in New Mexico are chiefly the 
(politicians, most of whom look forward to personal 
aggrandizement made possible through a freer form 
of government. A comparatively small number of 
the ranchmen, agriculturists and stockmen of the 
territory strongly favor statehood. New Mexico 
and .irizona. particularly the former, will need to 
show a greater capacity for strictly local civil gov- 
ernment, in city and county affairs, before the coun- 
try can be persuaded to believe that they possess 



high qualifications for admission to the sisterhood 

of state-. 

♦ * * 
New Mexico's Delegate 

Speaking of New Mexico, it is to be hoped that 
Andrew-, the presenl delegate to Congress from 

that territory, has been defeated, as some reports 
state. Xew Mexico has suffered much, but it has 
had nothing to contend with in recent years worse 
than Mie variety of politics injected into the ter- 
ritorial machinery by this apt student of Quay 
methods. There never has been an end to the 
charge- of corruption against Andrews. He is es- 
sentially a resident of Pennsylvania, but spends 
enough time in Xew Mexico every year to afford 
a slight pretext for citizenship. Andrews performed 
the most remarkable coup in the convention 
which nominated him for delegate two years ago 
that New Mexico has ever witnessed. The major- 
ity of the delegates went into the convention in- 
structed or pledged to Rodey, then the incumbent 
of the office. Andrews was Rodey 's campaign man- 
ager, and up to the second clay before the conven- 
tion used Rodey's law office and his stationery to 
carry on the work of the campaign. Rodey's re- 
nomination was believed to be a foregone conclu- 
sion, but by the adoption of tactics such as those 
whiph made Quay and his proteges infamous the 
convention was swung instantly into line for An- 
drews. Perhaps it would be more truthful to say 
that the swinging had been done before the open- 
ing of the convention. Andrews's free use of money 
in the campaign that followed is a mater of history. 
A Democratic delegate in Congress from New Mex- 
ico will be a godsend to that suffering- territory. 
The possibility that Larrazola, the Democratic can- 
didate, has been elected is news that is almost too 
good to be true. 

* * * 
Mrs. Hendersons' Arrival 

.Mrs. David B. Henderson and Miss Henderson 
have returned from the East, where they have been 
since the death of Colonel Henderson. They are at 
the Hotel Frontenac and will pass the winter in 
Los Angeles. Mrs. Don A. Henderson of Long 
Beach made the journey to the coast with Mrs. 
Henderson, who is recovering slowly from the long 
nervous strain attendant upon the illness of the late 
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A Dramatic Genius Gone 



Tom Oberle's death this week has touched men 
and women of every class. The thousands who 
have enjoyed his wonderful art will feel a distinct 
sense of personal loss, for no actor who has appeared 
on the Los Angeles stage has had such power to 
win that rare recognition which has in it something 
much more precious that mere admiration. Mr. 
Oberle was an actor who would have had a place 
among the greatest men in his profession if he 
could have escaped the white plague, to which he 
became a victim ten years ago. Against the most 
terrible odds he won triumphs in the local stock- 
companies. He created parts that would have as- 
sured for him international fame, if he could have 
presented his marvelous portraitures to the big 
world. The fate that held him to one place gave 
Southern California a special privilege in the posses- 
sion of a dramatic genius whose memory will stand 
for the best traditions of the stage. 

* * * 

The Small Industry 

Pennsylvania scientists are reported to have dis- 
covered a means of employing oil instead of gas 
-in the manufacture of glass. The announcement 
may mean a great deal to California. This state 
uses vast quantities of glass each year, principally 
in the canning industry. While tin is employed 
largely in commercial canning, glass jars are al- 
ways in great demand for fruit-canning in domestic 
circles. These are now shipped to us from the 
East, and the experience of the past has taught, us 
that not only are prices high, but it is not always 
possible to obtain fruit jars when needed, at any 
price. The establishment of a number of glass 
factories in California would be a boon to the peo- 
ple of this state, and especially to the thrifty house- 
wife. If nothing but the cheaper grades of this 
article were made here its manufacture would be 
most welcome. Aside from the convenience of hav- 
ing glass factories close at hand, their establishment 
would add to tne industrial enterprises of the state, 
something that is greatly to be desired. The more 
small manufacturing enterprises California has, the 
better for the state. 

* * * 

A Hardly "Won Victory 

Regardless of what people may think of the 
Southern Pacific railroad's interest in the politics of 
California, there is one thing in connection with 
the recent undertakings of that giant corporation 
which should be a cause for congratulation and 
general rejoicing. The railroad authorities have 
succeeded, after two years of desperate effort and 
at times almost heartbreakng discouragement, in 
stemming the tide of the Colorado river and saving 
its right of way through a considerable portion of 
Southern California. Not only has its- success in 
this gigantic undertaking greatly conserved its own 
private interests, but it has put an end to the im- 
minent danger to the property of thousands of ag- 
riculturists in the famous Imperial valley, one of the 
most reirjarkable artificial oases in America. The 
Southern Pacific has had an utterly new, problem 
of tremendous proportions with which to contend, 
but victory is perched upon its brow. 



Prize Story Contest 



•JThe Pacific Outlook wants a stirring Christ- 
mas Story — the scene laid in Southern Califor- 
nia and California life depicted. 

•ITo the author of the best story of this character 
submitted to the editors a cash prize of Fifty 
Dollars in Gold will be awarded. 

•JTo the author of the best general story, the 
scenes of which are laid in the Southwest, a cash 
prize of Twenty-Five Dollars in Gold will be 
awarded. 

{[[Neither story must contain less than 3500 nor 
more than 6000 words. 

•[Manuscripts must be typewritten on one side 
of the paper only, and sent to the editor, 
marked "Prize Story Contest." 

•JA11 manuscripts entered for the Christmas 
story prize must be in this office before noon of 
December 1 , 1 906. The manuscripts for the 
general story must be sent to us before noon 
of January 5, 1907. 

•[[Each manuscript must be accompanied by the 
full name and address of the writer inclosed in 
a sealed envelope. If it be desired that manu- 
scripts be returned to the writers, postage for 
that purpose must be inclosed. 

•[[The reputation of the writers will not be con- 
sidered in making the awards. In no case will 
the name of the author be known to the judges 
who are to pass upon the merits of the story. 

•[[Three or more judges (who are in no way 
identified with The Pacific Outlook) will pass 
upon the manuscripts and indicate which shall 
receive the prize. 

•[[The contest is open to all, the only require- 
ment being that every contestant must be a re- 
gular yearly subscriber to the paper, or must 
send his or her year's subscription, with pay- 
ment in advance, when the manuscript is sub- 
mitted. 

•[[The editors can not undertake to enter into 
correspondence with prospective contestants 
regarding the competition. 

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DR. BARLOW'S GREAT GIFT 



New Home for a Medical Library, Built by a Los .Angeles Philanthropist, 

Nearly Ready for Occupancy 



Out on Buena Vista street, in the very heart of 
Sonoratown, a stately building has been rising 
among' the one-storied adobe and frame dwellings. 
Capped by a dome, its roof has become a conspic- 
uous object. Its attractive facade, with four pillars 
supporting the roof, has caused much comment and 
curiosity. It was plain that the building could not 
be intended for any commercial purpose, and grad- 
ually it became known that it was intended for a 
library. Immediately Andrew Carnegie received 
credit for its erection in a quarter where the re- 
generating influence of good literature is needed. 

But it was not Andrew Carnegie who provided 
the new building. It was some one much nearer 
home — a man so modest that most of his profes- 
sional brothers in the city had no idea that he had 
planned a generous, gift for them. Dr. W. Jarvis 
Barlow, always public-spirited and progressive, 
long has regretted the lack of an accessible library 
of medical works. The volumes bequeathed to the 
public library, from time to time, are now stored 
somewhere in the garret of the city hall. Charles 
F. Lummis, the librarian, probably never has seen 
them. They are safe, and that is as far as he can 
concern himself, since there is no place for their 
proper arrangement. The fact that they may be 
some day placed on shelves where posterity can 
use them has been the only satisfaction connected 
with their possession. At the College of Medicine. 
University of Southern California, there is a small 
room packed with 5,000 volumes, which are easily 
reached, but space is so much at a premium that the 
books are placed in double rows on many of the 
shelves. So the physician keenly interested in 
literary research has had his troubles. 

It is probable that Dr. Barlow is not the only 
physician who has had a feeling of regret because 
it was not possible for local medical students to 
enjoy browsing among standard reference works. 
Every physician with the welfare of the flourishing 
medical school at heart must be impatient for proper 
library accommodations. In the case of Dr. Barlow 
the need of the students reminded him of the larger 
need felt by practicing physicians in Los Angeles. 
So he has built a library home that will be a gift to 
all members of his profession. 

The building is directly opposite the main struc- 
ture belonging to the College of Medicine. The site 
was chosen for the convenience of students, al- 
though the handsome building which is just com- 



pleted on it is not to be the distinct possession of 
the college. While it is Dr. Barlow's private prop- 
erty still, it is to be turned over to the medical pro- 
fession as soon as the last bit of furniture has been 
put in place. 

Dr. Barlow selected reinforced concrete for the 
library building. The exterior has a veneer of brick 
and the pillars are of stone. The architecture is 
simple and dignified. A portico leads into an en- 
trance hall, from each side of which opens a small 
room. One of these rooms is for the librarian. The 
hall opens into a circular room thirty-five feet in 
diameter. It is lighted by a big skylight and a 
gallery extends around it. The gallery adds dis- 
tinctly to the attractiveness of the interior. Wind- 
ing steps of concrete ascend to it and an iron rail- 
ing runs around it. This room, lined with Flemish 
oak cases, is restful and beautiful, the dark wood- 
work contrasting with the pale yellow tint of the 




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walls. From the big room, where tables and chairs 
for the accommodation of readers will be placed, 
four study rooms open. These also contain book- 
cases. 

The capacity of the shelving is 20,000 volumes. 
With the 5,000 volumes now in the overcrowded 
college room as a nucleus, it is believed that a 
good sized library will be quickly accumulated. 
Probably the city can be persuaded to turn over 



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the volumes now stored among the garret cobwebs 
of the city hall. 

It is possible to make this new library of medical 
works one of the most creditable in the United 
States. It may not be so large as that in which is 
part of the mammoth collection in the Newberry Li- 
brary of Chicago, but. it can become one of the fore- 
most in the country. It is intended that the Los 
Angeles Medical Library shall be of service to all 
who are interested in the scientific aspect of med- 
icine. It will be open to every one who has 
any claim to its proper use. It will belong to the 
medical profession forever, and while Dr. Barlow is 
likely to put it in, trust, with the college building 
association as trustee, it will not be an adjunct 
to the school; it will be simply a great convenience. 
There are more than one hundred students in the 
College of Medicine and they will rejoice when the 
library doors are opened next week. 

There is no doubt that the entire neighborhood 
will be benefited by Dr. Barlow's generosity. The 
library will draw special attention to the Mexican 
quarter of the city — the quarter for which Dr. 
Titian Coffey and other reformers are planing nu- 
merous improvements that will be hygienic and eco- 
nomic. Next to the new building is a crumbling 
adobe, and for several blocks extend the low houses 
occupied by the impoverished remnants of the dis- 
appearing race that once possessed Southern Cali- 
fornia. To the men, women and children gathered 
in the courts back of the street, the College of 
Medicine means a haven in time of illness. The 
dispensary at which more than thirty-five thousand 
cases are treated annually has brought the dark- 
skinned people into close acquaintance with the 
physicians. The big library is a source of pride 
to the slothful inhabitants of vanishing Sonoratown. 
Their interest in it suggests that they should have 
a library of their own. Books would be helpful 
if distributed from a place at which the Mexicans 
could feel at home. 

Doubtless the Medical Library will be in the 
center of a thriving business district before many 
years. It will be an ornament always, for it repre- 
sents the best possible taste and has been prepared 
for the demands of a rapidly growing city. It is 
absolutely fireproof. The architect, Robert D. Far- 
quhar, has achieved creditable results in planning 
the building, which is admirably suited to its uses. 
It is dignified and it is a fitting beginning of im- 
provements which will transform a quarter that is 
a generation behind the times. To lovers of the 
picturesque and to all who are interested in the 
early history of Los Angeles, it is a matter of regret 
that the old adobes must be demolished, but change 
is the inevitable price of progress. The library is 
a significant promise of what the future of Sonora- 
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The Los Angeles Playground Commission stands 
in urgent need of not less than fifty thousand dol- 
lars to provide for the proper equipment of the new 
St. John street playground. 

None of the small city fund can be diverted to the. 
improvement of this particular spot, as the current 
expenses of the five recreation places already im- 
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THE ART OF GRAFTING 



Idle Thoughts on the Local Application of the Term Prompted by a Stray- 
Glance into the Dictionary 



BY P. B. F 

"Graft. — Figuratively, something inserted in or ii 
porated with another thing to which it did not originally 
belong; an extraneous addition." 

Tills is one of the definitions of the term to be 
found in the Century Dictionary. A broader accept- 
ation of the word, as it is commonly employed in 
these davs when its original significance has been 
almost lost, is along these lines: "Larceny, theft. 
robbery; especially when these terms may be found 
to be applicable to the art or science of stealing from 
the public in any of the multifold ways permitted by 
the loose system of government in vogue in 
some parts of America.' 

[luring the second quarter of the Nineteenth Cen- 
tury, when graft on an extensive scale first saw 
the light of day in New York state, in connection 
with the administration of Clinton's big ditch, as 
the Erie Canal was known, graft thrived, but under 
a more fitting name — theft. The grafters — what 
a soft and "touching" name in contrast — were then 
known as thieves. Since those palmy days, when 
two thousand feet of excavation, at twenty-one 
dollars per foot, amounted to $99,934.28. and three 
hundred wheelbarrows at the wholesale price of 
$1.25 each, cost the state $18,772, according to the 
computations of the New York politicians who cleft 
the treasury, the knife of the grafter has been a 
power with which the whole country has had to 
reckon. Today there is left no department of gov- 
ernment in any of its subdivisions that is entirely 
free from the operations of the grafter, with the 
exception of the Presidency of the United States 
and his official family. Fortunately for the fame 
of America no charges affecting these exalted 
offices have been substantiated, in recent years at 
least. 

The cases of Mitchell and Burton, United States 
senators, and of various representatives in Congress, 
prove that the highest legislative division of our 
federal government is adorned with branches that 
have been engrafted upon the parent stock. To a 
certain extent many of the men who go to Wash- 
ington to make our laws are culpable. The abuse of 
the franking privilege extended by the government 
in the use of the mails is a species of graft. The 
acceptance of mileage money by congressmen who 
have ridden to and from the capital on passes like- 
wise comes under this head. 

The American people have become so accustomed 
to graft in high places under the softer and more 
polite name of "perquisites" that it requires some- 
thing in the nature of more direct and open theft 



t'HI.ICO. JR. 

on the part of public servants to excite their inclina- 
tion to 'censure. So familiar have we become with 
the petty forms of this vice, whether it is criminal 
under a strict interpretation of the law or not, that 
a great share of the graft now passes unnoticed. It 
is seldom that a strong adverse public sentiment 
is awakened unless the offense is most flagrant. 
The consequence is that this form of dishonesty has 
become an established institution in American 
politics. 

Some persons may be inclined to quarrel with 
the writer when he makes the assertion that so 
widespread has this evil become that it has fasten- 
ed itself upon departments of government in which 
none but citizens of the best class, as a rule, are 
asked to accept office. In the administration of 
the affairs of hospitals and other charity institutions 
we have found not infrequent evidence of graft. 
The public school system itself, the foundation of 
all our modern greatness, is not entirely free from 
the evil. ( I' do not desire to be understood as refer- 
ring to the public school system of Los Angeles, 
nor do these remarks in their entirety have direct 
reference to the conduct of affairs in this city. I am 
speaking in general terms, though at the same time 
T am free to confess that I have in mind the result 
of some recent research in the administration of two 
or three of our municipal departments. However, 
I do not intend at this time to submit specifications.) 

There is probably less graft attaching to the con- 
struction of federal buildings than to any other 
department of public work. The reason is plain 
enough. Uncle Sanij while ordinarily a pleasant 
and generous task master, likewise is a just one, 
and history has shown that it is not quite safe to 
make too many incisions with the grafting knife 
when dealing with him. States and counties and 
cities are more lenient. Favoritism is more easy of 
maintenance in the smaller subdivisions and de- 
partments of administration. It is easier to 
build up a ring of thriving public officials in a city or 
county than in state, and easier in a state than in 
the nation at large. The result is that grafting in 
its worst form is to be found in cities and towns and 
counties. 

Los Angeles is not exactly free from this especial 
form of vice. The city and county have suffered, 
and still are suffering, from the altogether too open- 
hauded granting of "perquisites." The sum total 
of this peculiar variety of benefa:tions probably 
does not amount to much — not above a few hundred 



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thousand dollars each year. The people seem to en- 
joy it, though, and so why stop it? So accustomed 
has the body politic become to the knife that but 
few of the nerves now respond to the touch. Oc- 
casionally, however, a cry of pain. arises. That cry 
is being heard to-day. It has been heard before, 
but the experience of the grafter proves to him that 
he is really safe, if he abandon the deepest grafting 
until the last wound is healed, or partly healed. 

Those who are familiar with the art of grafting 
understand that the graft, when successfully per- 
formed, utterly changes the character of the fruit 
of the tree. The flow of the life-giving sap is di- 
verted into the scion, which in time becomes the tree 
itself. The fruit, however, partakes of the sap or 
blood of the scion, and not of the original stock. 

There has been engrafted upon the original tree, 
the body politic in Los Angeles and in Los Angeles 
county, a scion which, while not absorbing all the 
life-giving qualities of the parent tree, has so drained 
its strength that the tree cannot be saved unless 
the graft be removed in its entirety. It is hardly 
necessary to go into further details, for the species 
from which the scion has been taken — the Harri- 
man railroad interests, to speak plainly — is too 
familiar to all. 

The perpetuation of this overwhelming graft up 
to the present period in our history has been made 
possible through the control of the Republican party 
in California and of the factions of the Democratic 
party by the railroad interests. Pledges made by 
the leaders of both parties — pledges looking to the 
annihilation of the graft and the culture of the 
original stock — have been ruthlessly broken in the 
past, and doubtless will be broken in the future, 
as often as they are made. The confidence of the 
people has been betrayed so frequently that thought- 
ful men cannot trust the actual leaders of either 
party, especially in the administration of local af- 
fairs. There is but one way in which the complete 
and permanent removal of the vicious graft can be 
made possible. That is through non-partisan con- 
trol in city and county affairs. 

The solution of the question of the perpetuation of 
the railroad combination graft in this city, the 
greatest graft of all, is in the hands of the voters of 
Los Angeles. Whether they will continue the 
notorious grafter in power, or take away its knife 
and destroy its baneful power by engaging the ser- 
vices of the entire non-partisan ticket remains to be 
seen. Will they write the word "obsolete" after 
the definition of the term in the dictionary of Cal- 
ifornia ? 

* * * 

If Emperor William visits the Jamestown expo- 
sition next summer, he ought not to be permitted 
to effect his escape from America before he views 
the marvels of Southern California. Such an event 
is not wholly out of reason. The emperor has a 
penchant for doing surprising things. 



A Loss to Los .Angfeles 

The death of John G. Mossin in Japan last week 
will be generally lamented in Los Angeles. At the 
age of fifty most men are in their prime. Mr. 
Mossin had just reached that age. A man whose 
integrity in business had never been brought into 
question, and finely endowed with those qualities 
which are so eagerly sought in financial circles 
the world over, he had come to be generally recog- 
nized as a financier who had few equals in the 
West. For many years he was manager of the 
clearing-house association, a position which kept 
him closely in touch with conditions which are of 
the greatest interest to banking houses in Los An- 
geles and a broad tributary territory. Not only is 
his passing a loss to the_business interests of the 
city, but it will be keenly felt in social circles, 
especially in the California Club. While good men 
are not scarce in Los Angeles, men who possess 
a happy combination of traits like those entering 
into the character of Mr. Mossin are none too 
plentiful, and this fact makes his death a cause for 
profound regret. 

* * * 

Paris Cabbies Worry an American 

It will be remembered how much interested Mrs. 
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was in the work of the S. P. 
C. A. when she was in Los Angeles nearly two 
years ago. In a recent letter addressed to Mrs. 
Ella Giles Rudely, the famous American author says 
tilings of interest to Californians. Mrs. Wilcox is 
in Paris where she will remain until December i 
when she will go on to Italy. Under date of October 
3 she writes : 

"Paris is such a beautiful city. The exquisite 
buildings everywhere where you least expect to see 
them,, the fountains and flowers and the women 
handsomely gowned sitting out in the parks by the 
Lnamps Elysee sewing — all is so unlike America. 
But the cruelty to horses mars my pleasure and I 
feel so impotent to help in this big metropolis. All 
I can do is to talk to my coachman when I take a 
carriage, which is every day, as they are very 
cheap and there is no other way to get about. I am 
taking French and Italian four times a week. 

"I am writing and sightseeing anu meeting pleas- 
ant people. I expect to see manv of the occult 
students here as there is a deep interest in all sub- 
jects touching on the unseen. Yesterday I met 
several members of the psychical research society 
and afterwaru went to see the famous Madame de 
Thebes who foresaw the Paris bazar fire and the 
California earthquake. She reads the palm but 
also sees things. She is a superb woman past fifty, 
educated and lovely. When I asked her about 
America she said that one hundred years from now 
it would be the most wonderful land on earth but 
its immediate future is to be full of trouble. She 
predicted agitation of all kinds for it — political and 
climatic." 



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COMMENT 

Judge Curtiss D. Wilbur said some things to the 
members of the Ebell Club last week, in discussing 
the problem of juvenile delinquency, that caused 
the women to sit up and take notice. "For all boys 
sent to the reform school you and other like bodies, 
are directly responsible for not finding them good 
homes when they needed them," was one charge he 
made. His address was full of thrills and shocks. 
Truancy, he said, is usually the first symptom of de- 
linquency, and the problem of the juvenile court 
is to beep the children in the public schools. Prof. 
Moore, superintendent of city schools, in touching 
upon the question of child labor, which is closely 
allied with that of education, argued for a national 
child labor law and compulsory education as the 
remedies for the evil. In Paris, he said, the names 
of all children appear in the police records of every 
precinct. If that plan were adopted here it would 
be easy to ascertain which children are not attend- 
ing school, and the truant problem would be obliter- 
ated. The questions of compulsory education anJi 
juvenile delinquency are practically one, as has been 
so pointedly set forth by Judge Wilbur and Prof. 

Moore. The elimination of the reform 

Juvenile school, the stepping- stone to the peni- 

Delinquency tentiary, will be possible only through 

the application of some such princi- 
ples as those outlined by these two students of child 
life and children's needs. The issue is a vital one. 
Speech-making will not solve the problem, and 
Judge Wilbur and Prof. Moore have all they can 
attend to without taking the fight up to the fountain 
head of authority. Here is an opportunity for the, 
Ebell Club and other organizations of philanthropists 
to accomplish untold good. The salvation of thq 
youth of today means everything to the future of 
America. Judge Wilbur and Prof. Moore are not 
mere theorists. They are abundantly qualified, by 
reason of their practical experience and intimate, 



acquaintance with children and their needs, to offer 
suggestion and advice. They have pointed the way 
It now remains for others to labor for the enforce- 
ment of such laws on these subjects as we have, 
regardless of such discouragements as delays in 
proceedings in the courts effected by those vio- 
lators of law against whom actions may have been 
begun, and to secure stronger legislation if neces 
s;iry. Persistence will be rewarded by success, but 
infinite patience may be the price that will have to 
be paid. 

* * * 

Are the "sapient sons of the sainted sires" in Los 
Angeles going to idle about in luxury, smug and 
self-satisfied, indifferent to the woes of the less for- 
tunate sons of sires of the under-world, and let 
the improvement of the new St. John street play- 
ground go by default? Just think what this humani- 
tarian project means to the city. To the wayward 
youth of the East Side its beneficent effects can 
hardly be estimated. Judge Wilbur and Prof. 
Moore, who have enjoyed exceptional facilities for 
studying the tendency of the proletariat youth, have 
indicated the need of philanthropic action, but so 
little interest in the problem did the daily news- 
papers manifest that all but one, we believe, dis- 
missed the occasion with a line or two stating that 
the subject had been discussed — that was all. The 
Playground Commission, which is composed of men 

and women who are devoting much 
Help for the time to the improvement of the play- 
Playground grounds, serving the city without 

pay, have made an earnest appeal to 
the people of Los "Angeles for funds sufficient to 
enable them to carry on the work. Fifty thousand 
dollars is the minimum desired. That means less 
than a quarter of a dollar per capita for every in- 
habitant of the city. A careful canvass of the 
wealth of the city, as it is distributed among the 
individual holders, shows that there are in Los 
Angeles no fewer than three hundred persons, any 
one of whom could give the entire amount and not 
feel its loss. The Pacific Outlook has opened its 
columns for the acknowledgment of subscriptions 
for this appealing cause, and hopes to become a 
medium through which an appreciable sum of 
money will be turned over to the use of the commis- 
sion. Let those who have the cause of common hu- 
manity at heart help to swell the fund to the pro- 
portions necessary to equip the new playground. 
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Talk of an international exposition in Los An- 
geles is not untimely. The benefits derived by 
Portland through its big show last year indicate 
even greater possibilities in a general exhibition for 
this city. For the first time in the history -of Amer- 
ican "world's fairs," if we are correctly informed, 
the Lewis and Clark fair showed a handsome bal- 
ance on the right side of the ledger. Portland is 
a conservative town. Prior to the fair of 1905 it 
had the reputation — in Seattle and Tacoma, if not 
elsewhere — of being too conservative and prudent 
to make success of such an undertaking. There was 
a time, not so very long before the opening of the 
gates of the big show, when some of Portland's 
rivals seemed determined to throw 
Exposition that splendid city in the doldrums, 
Possibilities all on account of its abounding nerve 
in thinking it could "come out whole" 
in the conduct of its memorial exposition. Three 
years hence the Alaska- Yukon-Pacific Exposition is 
going to be held in Seattle, unless the present plans 
fall through. Seattle gently "knocked" the Port- 
land fair, but it is safe to predict that the solid 
town on the Willamette will heap great coals of fire 
on the heads of its neighbors in "the Sound coun- 
try." Portland will "boost" hard, and Los Angeles 
may be depended upon to do likewise. Good fellow- 
ship is not without its rewards, and the bread cast 
upon the waters that flow toward Seattle will be 
returned if Los Angeles decide to join the proces- 
sion of exposition makers. 

* * * 

One of the pleasing features of last Tuesday's 
election is the fact that forty-three of the fifty-five 
precincts in the county outside of Los Angeles 
voted to annihilate those iniquitious spawning 
grounds of immorality known as "road houses." 
Some of these precincts have been wavering in 
times past between right and wrong, but the better 
natures within the people have prevailed at last 
in most of them. Beyond question more fertile 
fields for the culture of vice in its lowest form can- 
not be found. The average road house is a vile 
den — not alone in that it affords a relatively se- 
cluded retreat for those who wish to 
Virtue in indulge their desires for intoxicating 
the Country liquors, but because of the refuge it 
affords to wayward young girls and 
their male companions. If ever a spot on earth 
deserved obliteration by the tidal wave of popular 
wrath against this particular form of vice, the re- 
sorts along the byways and hedges in the suburban 
districts do. Shorb, San Gabriel, Eagle Rock, Glen- 
dale and other precincts of the county have set Los 
Angeles a splendid example. There is much need 
of the creation of a public sentiment in this city 
which will result in sounding the death knell of 



kindred institutions which, though not doing busi- 
ness under the name of road houses, flourish under 
the eyes of the municipal authorities. 

* * * 

One solution of the waste paper problem, which 
has been the source of much annoyance to house- 
holders in Los Angeles, is offered by Arthur G 
Graves, who has placed before the Board of Public- 
Works a proposal to place several hundred metal 
receptacles in as many spots widely distributed 
throughout the city, in which people may throw 
refuse product of this character. He philanthropic- 
ally expresses a willingness to do- 
Waste Paper nate to the city the use of these 
Problem sheet-iron boxes, provided the ex- 
pense of the removal of their con- 
tents be borne by the public. The waste thus 
accumulated.it is proposed by him to convert into 
paper in a mill which he will build, if the city sees 
its way to make the concession asked. He makes 
the point that the municipal government will be 
compelled to cart the waste away if it does not ac- 
cept some such offer as that which he has made, and 
this is the stipulation which doubtless will end all 
negotiations instituted by him. 

There are two features of Mr. Graves's proposi- 
tion which should prove a barrier to its acceptance. 
In the first place, the cost of removal will be prac- 
tically prohibitive. In the second place, the city 
authorities should not allow themselves to be led 
into making any contract for the establishment of 
waste paper receptacles in any portion of the city 
without insisting upon a proviso that none shall 
be employed as a medium for advertising of any 
nature whatever. The city of Chicago entered into 
an arrangement of this character some time ago, 
allowing the question of the use of advertising deco- 
rations to be left open. The result has 
Artistic been that the man who was fortunate 
Aspect enough to secure the contract caused to 
be erected many hundreds of hideous 
boxes throughout that city, all of which were ulti- 
mately plastered with advertisements, adding im- 
mensely to the ugliness of the streets. In the 
meantime the brilliant scheme permits the man who 
projected it to loll about in luxury on an income 
reported to be in the neighborhood of ten thousand 
dollars per month, while the detestable advertising 
boxes grin hideously at every passerby. Surely 
the streets of Los Angeles can be kept clean and the 
convenience of its citizens conserved without al- 
lowing the erection of any of the Chicagoesque art 
defilers. 

* * * 

While we are considering this proposition from 
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of tilings which arc permitted to mar the harmony 
of our otherwise beautiful streets. The signboard 

evil lias been turned over and over, hut its center 
of gravity seems not to have been disturbed. But 
time will remedy the peculiar pathological condi 
t i« »ri which permit the maintenance "i" these ubiqui- 
tous tuzzimuzzies. At this particular moment we 
have in mind such things a- great bodies <•! weedy 
turf which overgrow sidewalks in some of the bes: 
residental portions of the city, and anchor post! 
which considerate public utility corporations im- 
pose in the path of pedestrians. ' >ut 
Sidewalk on Sixth street, just east of Union 
Adornments avenue, for instance, one .if these hat- 
breaking-, nose-peeling, eye-scrap- 
ing monstrosities juts out over the sidewalk, a con- 
stant menace to pedestrians, especially at night 
time. These nuisances arc not common, hut the 
overhanging limbs of trees, ivies and other dust 
laden foliage, drooping face-high, are with us at 
many turns of the road after we leave the business 
district. "Knocking" is far removed from our 
thoughts. But we believe that the only way thought- 
less people can be persuaded to give some atten- 
tion to the rights of others is by constant reminders. 
Xo reasonable householder will care to become 
responsible for the conversion of a new hat or 
new suit of clothing into a decrepit outfit at the 
age of two or three weeks. But the disposition 
of a street railway or telephone corporation is an- 
other thing. 

* * * 

Los Angeles is world-famed for its beauty as 
well as for the congeniality of its climate, and wc 
should do everything possible to make our boast 
good. The lax city administration has many 
charges to its discredit, and not the least of these 
is the indifference to the growing public sentiment 
in favor of making and keeping the city beautiful. 
We are upon the eve of a change in the business 
management of the city, and perhaps better things 
will be accomplished under the new order of things. 
Those who have the beautification of the city at 
heart will do well to exact definite pledges to 
that end from .the aspirants for mayoral ■ 
Keep Up ty honors, and then use their utmost 
the Fight efforts to see that such pledges are re- 
deemed by the successful candidate. 
Political pledges are, as a rule, about as weighty 
a post-election influence as the waste paper which 
suggested some of our earlier thoughts. The av- 
erage politician exhibits a fertile field for the culture 
of excuses. While a mayor is not an omnipotent 
official, he hold in his hands a club which may be 
used most effectively in forcing recalcitrants into 
line. Secure a pledge along the lines indicated, and 
then make life one unending world of woe for the 



executive until he shall have done everything in 

lis power to redeem his promise. ( )n rinol 

win the battle. 

¥ * ♦ 

This government of ours is a combination of the 
republican ami democratic forms. The people may 
rule, if they sincerely desire to do SO. Sometimes 
they do. Then, again, they appear nut to care 
much how things go. The state and county election 
last week proves that many of the people of Cali- 
fornia are indifferent: corporation rule has not ex- 
cited them. Before the election they possessed in- 
tentions, apparently, of the sort that entered into th» 
composition of the pavements of the empire of lost 
souls. But they did not perform the 
Indifferent great duty devolving upon them, and 
Electors the order of things remains the same. 
The difference in the sum total of the 
citizens of Los Angeles who registered and those 
who voted is surprising. It indicates a most repre- 
hensible disposition on the part of the large pro- 
portion of the voters of the city. In spite of the 
most urgent appeals of the active friends of honest 
popular government the balance of power refused 
to step upon the .scales. If the same proportion 
of the registered voters refuse to exercise the right 
of franchise in the approaching city election, the 
cause of decent civil government may be buried 
beneath the muck of machine-made ballots. 
* * * 

Every possible vote will be needed in the coming 
contest if the Non-Partisan candidates or any of 
them are to be elected. That there is a traitor in 
the camp — the first Non-Partisan city committee — 
is evident Recent disclosures point most strongly 
that way. One bit of evidence lies in the following 
letter sent through the mail to the committee : "Los 
Angeles, Nov. 12, 1906. The Non-Partisan City 
Central Com., Los Angeles. Gentlemen: — Call me 
a coward if you will, but I am at an age when it is 
almost impossible for one to obtain profitable em- 
ploy men t : I have to have money and 
Criminal can't afford to lose my job. I work for 
Tactics the S. P. Ry. Co., and should the office 
by any means learn I was affiliated with 
the Non-Partisan Party I would be out of work in 
less than an hour's time after they received the 
information. I am with you heart and soul, and 
shall vote the Non-Pa'rtisan ticket straight from top 
to bottom, but dare not even sign my name to this 
for 'There is a Chief among ye taking notes,' and 
the S. P. knows your every intention, and that be- 
fore it is fairly crystalized and formed. May God 
grant us the victory." 

* * * 

If this letter was written and mailed by an em- 
ploye of the Southern Pacific it illustrates the des- 
perate steps which that corporation is willing to 



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take in order to defeat the cause of good govern- 
ment. There is plenty of other evidence tending to 
prove that no man who is employed by this cor- 
poration can offer an iota of moral support or sym- 
pathy to any party opposing the control of the city 
by the notorious railroad combination, and retain 

his position with the company. 

He Who Runs The warning sign is so big and so 

May Read conspicuously posted that he who 

runs may read. The black flag 
of the corporation is flaunted tauntingly in our 
faces. No longer is any effort made to disguise 
the character of the foe. Not like a thief in the 
might, but boldly, boastingly, its mask thrown to 
the winds, it advances upon its prospective prey 
confident of its capture. Never was the true char- 
acter of an enemy more diaphanous. Never was a 
guerrilla band more daring. And never was there 
greater need of perfect harmony of action on the 
part of the defenders of a threatened bulwark of 
the ship of state. 

* * * 

Make no mistake in regard to the character of 
the great power which has usurped the .prerogatives 
of the Republican party of Los Angeles. The nomi- 
nees whose names appear upon the ballots bearing 
the Republican emblem are not -the nominees of 
that party, but of the enemy to the party and to 
•the whole people — the enemy which has driven out 
of the ranks their bone and sinew, stolen their uni- 
forms and invested with them men whom it has 
misled into believing that they are holding together 
the cogs of the Republican organization. Some of 
these ambitious men who have been put forward 
for political honors are of a fine stamp. They are 
good citizens, men of education, of refinement and 
of public spirit. But they have listened to the voice 
of the tempter so long that they have been unable 
to withstand his blandishments, and 
One-Fifth have entered the contest in the be- 
May Control lief that they are espousing the in- 
terests of their time-honored party. 
This, at least, is the charitable view to take. But 
they lack the personality which enables them to dis- 
cern the outlines of the wolf beneath the hide of 
the sheep. Dr. Lamb was defeated, and the South- 
ern Pacific will continue to exercise the paramount 
influence in the board of supervisors. Given con- 
trol of the mayoralty and the 'council and its sway 
in Los Angeles and Los Angeles county will con- 
tinue to be supreme. A plurality, not a majority, 
will decide the matter. It is possible this year for 
less than one-fifth of the voters of the city to control 
the election. It is therefore the imperative duty 
of every citizen who favors non-partisan control 
of municipal affairs to vote. The man who refuses 
to exercise the sovereign right of franchise is a 
wretched shirk, if not a coward. 



The approaching contest will be a case of dia- 
mond cut diamond if success is to attend the efforts 
of the friends of good government. A double 
menace confronts them. On one side of the road 
to reform stands the still all-powerful Southern Pa- 
cific machipe. On the other side, further down 
the ownership of one public utility, but of all, now 
of ideopraxists fighting for municipal ownership of 
public utilities, with the delectable "Pinhead" Mc- 
Carthy further down the road, at the 
Apostle of head of a small predatory band, waiting 
Ruefism an opportunity to break through the 
first weak point in the column of the 
defenders of the cause of sane, decent popular gov- 
ernment. Were the demands of the Public Owner- 
ship party more moderate, this faction would not 
constitute so grave a menace to our institutions. 
But the element represented by McCarthy", which 
is Ruefism ! — God save the state if it profit by 
dissensions in the ranks of patriotic citizens who 
allow themselves to become divided on account of 
love of party ! 

The danger is real. Let us not delude ourselves 
by fancies of security because of any strength we 
may have shown in the past. An entirely new 
issue is arising in Los Angeles. Its basis is the 
vicious principle of confiscation of private property 
— not simply its control but its ownership ; not 
the perspective, loom the gradually swelling cohorts 
or eventually. The time may come when public 
ownership of street railways, of telephones, of gas 
and electricity and other public utilities may be 
deemed essential for the prevention of complete cor- 
poration control of the public. The tendency of the 
times unquestionably is in that direc- 

A Blind tion. But it should be the last resort 
Corporation of an otherwise helpless people. The 
French republic, where this species of 
socialism is carried to the extreme, furnishes us 
with a fine example of the possibilities of the crea- 
tion of a political machine far more powerful than 
that which controls the destinies of California to- 
day. And the strangest thing about the present 
crisis is that the railroad combine, which probably 
would prefer to witness the success of the Wilson- 
ites at the polls rather than that the Non-Partisan 
movement should prevail, in the event that its own 
defeat were inevitable, seems not to have appre- 
hended the distinct danger to itself in the spread- 
ing of the public ownership idea. 
* * * 

The arrival of The McCarthy last week, and his 
insolent boast that the conquest of the city by 
local Ruefites is possible through the division in the 
ranks of the true, though in some quarters mis- 
guided, friends of the established system of govern^ 
ment, ought to raise the fighting blood of all good 



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citizens to lover lie.it. Does Los Angeles hold 
man who thinks for himself on matters of civil 
ty who has not sufficient foresight to enable him 
t" contemplate the full possibilities which the fu- 
ture holds forth? There was a time, not many years 
ago, when the conservative inhabitants of the bleed- 
ing city of San Francisco would ha\ e 
The Two pooh-poohed at the idea that the 1906 
Extremes Reign of Terror could he possible. I'll.' 
spirit which laid its foundation stones 
might have been crushed at its inception and San 
Francisco might have been saved from the keen 
disgrace of a fleeing mayor and a Rucf swinging the 
lash in the face of an enraged hut wellnigh helpless 
people. The best way to insure freedom from the 
sting of anarchy in Los Angeles is to crush at birth 
the infant nurtured by the unthinkable emissary 
and apostle of Ruefism. And the best way to bring 
about this result is for all patriotic citizens to lay 
aside national predilections and unite harmoniously 
for the moment in the fight against the two ex- 
tremes — oligarchy, on the one hand, and socialism 
on the other. 

* * * 

While not willing to accept the principles in full 
as enunciated by the political party which stands 
upon the public ownership platform, the Pacific 
Outlook does not wish to allow the impression to 
go forth that it condemns forever every article of 
the creed. There is much that is good intermixed 
with the general principles upon which this rela- 
tively new political party stands. For 
Municipal example, the municipal ownership of 
Ownership a water system, which supplies us with 
one of the absolute essentials to life, 
has come to be recognized as wise, as a general 
thing. The municipal ownership of gas and electric 
light plants likewise has been found a desideratum 
in many places, not always because of the inclina- 
tion of the people to rid themselves of the burden 
of a rich monopoly, however. It is not infrequently 
the case that such utilities have not been conducted 
with profit under private ownership, and a city 
government has found it desirable to take over 
ownership and control for the convenience of the 
people. 

* * * 

The doctrine is still in its empiric stage. Ex- 
periment has demonstrated its beneficent quality 
in some instances, while in others it has been proven 
to be distinctly vicious in its tendency and results 
The moral right of a city or state to confiscate the 
property of a corporation which is abiding by the 
strict letter of the law is an open question, not yet 
determined by popular sentiment. Of legal righ; 
there is none, so long as the corporation which is the 



recipient of a franchise (which is a contract, pur.' 
and simple) violates none of its 
The Moral and terms. The Constitution of the 
the Legal Right United States speaks in unequiv- 
ocal terms as to the rights of 
states to pass laws abrogating contracts. But it 
says nothing that may be construed as prohibiting 
a state or city from entering into competition with 
a private corporation. Right here is where the peo- 
ple hold in their hands a weapon of defense against 
the aggression of greedy public utility corporations 
If public ownership is to be condoned or encouraged 
under any circumstances, it is in the event that 
such corporations exhaust the patience of their 
creators by continual and continuous disregard of 
the inherent rights of the latter. 

* * * 

One phase of this problem may soon present it- 
self to the people of Los Angeles. Some of the 
substantial and conservative business men of thti 
city — not idle dreamers or sophists — are reported as 
strongly in favor of taking up for careful considera- 
tion a project for the construction by the munici* 
pality of a line of railway connecting this city with, 
the harbor of San Pedro. This movement is a sign 
of the times. It is the logical outcome of the 
cupidity of a giant railway corporation. Following 

as it does, closely upon the heels of 

A "Dernier the victory of the Southern Pacific at 

Ressort" the polls last week, it may be taken 

as an evidence of the desire of some 
of the people to do something practical to relieve 
us all of the heavy burden imposed upon us by that 
factor in our life — something which cannot be ex- 
pected from the legislature. It must be confessed 
that it looks like the "dernier ressort." It will be 
a great pity if such a step cannot be avoided, as it 
will afford encouragement to the extremists among 
the advocates of the public ownership idea. But. 
if we are now come to the pass where we must 
fight with our backs to the wall, let us fight with 
determination; but also let us give the advocates 
of full public ownership notice that our action must 
not be taken as a precedent. 

* * * 

The developments in the contest over the office 
of district attorney in San Francisco have become 
decidedly sensational. Just on the eve of the an- 
ticipated downfall of Ruef the portals of the peni- 
tentiary have been closed temporarily to this 
Machiavellian creature by the discovery that 
an amendment to the state constitution adopted 
at the general election apparently renders his 
reinstatement in office possible. "I will make 
them all sick of their job." was Ruef s boast two or 
three days after the election. While it is true that 
the attorney-general of the state has the power to 



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take charge of the prosecution of Ruef, the fact that 
the latter, if he be allowed to 
Spectacular conduct the affairs of the office 

Machiavellianism of district attorney, will be in a 
position where he can secure the 
conviction of Heney and Burns and their associates 
on almost any charge which his malicious and vin- 
dictive spirit prompts him to lay against them com- 
plicates the incident. Right does not always prevail, 
in spite of the commonly accepted adage ; and the 
men who are striving to curb the spirit of the old 
Vigilance Committee in San Francisco may find 
their efforts futile, unless Ruef anticipate the work- 
ings of justice regardless of the ordinances of man 
The whip lash of the cyclone hovering over the 
head of this actually peerless leader my descend at 
any moment. Such an event would be a disgrace, 
to San Francisco even greater than the toleration 
of Ruef and his devilish methods. But what grim 
Fate may have in store for the little "boss" no man 
can say. 

* * *. 

The hobbies of local theorists, the heads of many 
of whom are full of well proven fallacies, should not 
be regarded as weighty influences in the considera- 
tion of this public ownership question. Experience, 
which is history, is the best teacher. We have the 
history of a number of cities where the sophistries 
of municipal ownership of all public utilities have 
been embraced for years. Chicago took Glasgow 
for an example of the beneficence of these theories 
in practice, but instead of entering into a careful 
investigation of conditions in the Scottish city she 
jumped to the conclusion that an American Glas- 
gow was the thing wanted. That the taxpayers 
of the city on the lake are already pretty tired of 
floundering about in a maze of inconsistencies, with 
the exit to an intelligent atmosphere 
Glasgow Idea as far away as ever, is evident from 

in Chicago the bitter fight for the control of 
that city which has been inaugu- 
rated by the opponents of this phase of socialism. 
Alexander H. Revell, one of the great merchants 
of Chicago, who may be the mayoralty candidate 
of the latter faction next spring, in discussing th<? 
political effect of municipal ownership in his city 
is reported as saying that "if all the municipal 
trading that is proposed were to be put into opera- 
tion in this city, its employes would number some- 
where between 40,000 and 60,000. Let us put it at 
50,000. It is estimated that the average 'influence' 
of each municipal employe today includes four 
voters. In theory, that would mean 200,000 voters 
'influenced' by the municipal civil service. As there 
are not far from 300,000 voters in Chicago, the 
political power that such a body of municipal ser- 
vants could wield, if organized and acting together, 



is portentous. They could put any mayor in or out 
of office." 

* * * 

To return to Glasgow's experience : S. Fred 
Hogue, who has been writing to the Los Angeles 
Times from various European cities, has compiled 
a list of things "they do differently in Glasgow." 
In order to place Los Angeles on a par with the 
celebrated "model city" of Scotland Mr. Hogue 
suggests that, among other things, we must "re- 
move the fenders from our street cars ; take off the 
dollar limit and permit the council to fix the tax 
rate at its own sweet will ; forbid the street railway 
companies to issue transfers to passengers ; repeal 
the section of our charter that limits our municipal 
bonded indebtedness to $5,000,000, exclusive of wa- 
ter, also the section requiring that all bond issues 
shall be ratified by the people at. a special election, 
and permit the council to regulate all these things ; 
abolish our entire civil service 
How Glasgow scheme and permit the heads of 
Runs Things departments to employ and dis- 
charge men at will ; compel the 
street railway companies to remove the air brakes 
from the cars and replace them with the old lever 
hand brake; forbid motormen tp stop cars at street 
crossings but require them to stop instead at certain, 
marked stations in the center of blocks, on an 
average two and a half blocks apart ; decline to 
grant franchises to companies seeking to supply 
gas or electricity at less than the existing price; 
set aside a sum of $250,000 a year to pay for the 
entertainment by the council of distinguished visi- 
tors and for junketing trips to other cities and 
countries to get pointers on the proper conduct of 
municipal trading enterprises ; repeal the law re- 
quiring the city to redeem one-fortieth of its bonds 
each year and permit the council to invest the in- 
terest and sinking fund in other enterprises ; secure 
the passage of an ordinance requiring that 'all 
contractors be compelled to sign a declaration that 
they pay the labor union rates of wages and observe 
the hours of labor and conditions recognized by the 
trade unions in the place or places where the con- 
tract is executed.' " 

* * * 

The candidates of the local Public Ownership 
party are shrewdly taking advantage of the division 
of the voters of the city into half a dozen parties 
this year and they are making one of the greatest 
fights for control of the city which America has 
witnessed. Mr. Wilson, the candidate of that party 
for mayor, has exhibited striking evidence of dema- 
gogy. But he makes an appeal to the less thought- 
ful element in the community which may result in 
swinging into line for public ownership a consider- 
able proportion of the men who are highly dissatis- 



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fied with the existing order of things. Many of this 
class may be led to believe that their 
A Campaign only hope is municipal ownership of 
of Sophistry pretty nearly everything in sight — 
Street railways, electric lights, gas 
and telephones. In opening his campaign Mr. Wil- 
son is credited, in the daily press accounts. \vit:i 
saying: "It is for you union men to stand by me 
and to sec who is best able to rule a city. This 
Public Ownership ticket is the only safe one for 
union men to vote. H we stand together in this 
fight we can win. If we do not stand together we 
shall miss our greatest opportunity. With the Re- 
publicans divided, this is the chance of our lives." 

* * * 

We predict that Mr. Wilson is going to make 
a whirlwind campaign which will result in winning 
hundreds, perhaps thousands, of votes. There is 
no mistaking the signs of the times. The sentiment 
in favor of the adoption of many of the principles 
for which his party stands is spreading and growing 
stronger day by day. When he says that public 
ownership is "the fundamenta.1 principle of our 
American Constitution," and that "the private 
ownership of public utilities is the source of all 
political corruption," he makes an assertion that 
will be swallowed by thousands of believers with- 
out an investigation as to its truth. In contrast 
with this sensational style of campaigning we have 
the thoughtful, logical, conservative, mild-tempered 
pronouncements of the candidates of the Non-Parti- 
sans. While their discussion of municipal affairs 
will appeal to the thoughtful men of the city, it will 

not stir men's souls as will the vit- 

How Votes riolic fulminations of the man who 

May Be Won knows how best to reach the people 

who farm out their thinking to 
demagogues. With due respect to the Non-Partisan 
campaigners, we cannot but feel that they are 
wasting some of their effort. The thinking people 
are safely in the fold. It is the other class they 
should strive to reach, and they cannot reach the 
greater proportion of them by waiting for them to 
come to public meetings which most of them doubt- 
less do not care to attend. The more practical 
method, it seems to us, is for the candidates to get 
out into the field, among the people they desire to 
reach, and not wait for the people to come to them. 
If it is known that Wilson is to fire off a few bombs 
on the same evening when Gates, or Pease, or some 
other respected citizen .is to engage in a temperate 
discussion of municipal affairs, it is a safe wager 
that the very men whom it is most earnestly desired 
to reach will be cheering the pyrotechnics. 

* * * 

The nominees of the Non-Partisan party are al- 
together too good a set of men, as a whole, to be 
slaughtered ruthlessly at the polls, and all on ac- 



count of incompetency in the management of the 
campaign. To one not personally acquainted with 

these men the portraits recently published furnish 
an infallible indication of their strength ami their 
clean-cut character. These arc the portraits of 
manly men, honorable nun, men who, if chosen to 
office-, would bring to the public service the Same 
thoughtfulness and diligence that they employ in 
the conduct of their own private business. As a 
matter of fact they are men of too high character 
for public office, judging by the 
A Leader acceptable standards of the past 
Badly Needed in American cities. Their election 
would mean to Los Angeles what 
the election of men like Joseph H. Choate, Elihu 
Root, William B. Hornblower and Frederick 
Coudert would mean to New York. But who 
would dare to hope for the election of such men as 
these to offices in the metropolis? The Pacific 
Outlook hopes that its surmises are utterly wrong, 
but it prophesies the defeat of the Non-Partisan 
ticket December 4 unless the methods of the cam- 
paign managers are revolutionized. This contest 
is not a pink tea. "Pinhead" McCarthy, Stanley 
B. Wilson and the Southern Pacific managers are 
tried campaigners, and they are showing us that 
they know how to swing the unthinking masses 
into line. The Non-Partisan campaign committee 
needs one good strong leader who understands that 
something beside stump eloquence is necessary to 
success at the polls. 

* * * 

New Hampshire faces the possibility that its re- 
cent election for governor has been time and money 
wasted because of the fact that the candidate who 
received the greatest number of votes did not secure 
a majority over all other candidates, as a law of 
that state requires. If the offi- 
Where a Plurality cial returns show that no ma- 
Does Not Count jority has been voted, the leg- 
islature will be called upon to 
elect a chief executive. If such a law as that of 
New Hampshire governed California's cities, the 
citizens of Los Angeles would be apt to vote from 
December 4 until the crack o' doom without electing 
a mayor. 

* * * 

Events are conspiring in favor of the Wilsonites. 
A local telephone company has just announced an 
increase of about twenty-five per cent in the rate 
for the use of business telephones, thereby giving 
the public ownership advocates an additional pre- 
text on which to base arguments in favor of public 

monopoly of public utili- 

Untimely Enlargement ties. It is really a pity 

of Telephone Tariff that the telephone people 

did not wait until after 
December 4 to make the announcement of the eleva- 



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tion of their tariff to the extent of one dollar per' 
month. The news could not be exactly pleasant at 
any time, but at this time in particular it may have 
a disastrous effect upon public sentiment in some 
quarters. It gives the Wilsonites a weapon which 
they may be depended upon to use to the best pos- 
sible advantage. 

* * * 

The Non-Partisan committee and its candidates 
are standing on a great principle. For the first 
time in the history of Los Angeles they have made 
it possible for voters to align themselves for or 
against the vicious principle of partisan politics in 
the business management of the municipality. The 
ticket headed by Lee C. Gates for mayor was the 
first in the field. Democrats and Republicans alike 
for long have demanded exactly what the Non- 
Partisan movement now offers them. Regardless 
of the unquestioned social standing, the integrity 

and the generally high qualifications 

Standing for possessed by Dr. Lindley, the Re- 

a Principle publican nominee for the mayoralty, 

one fact more important than all 
the rest stands out against him — he is the candidate 
put forward by the abominable Southern Pacific 
political machine, the self-confessed enemy of Los 
Angeles and of California, an octopus whose ten- 
tacles have reached out and throttled the state, ren- 
dering every movement of its individual members 
futile. The Non-Partisan element now stands be- 
tween the devil and the deep sea. Lovers of good 
government, of genuine reform, of civic purity, must 
elect Lee C. Gates, or see Los Angeles controlled 
either by the corrupt power which now holds the 
city in its grasp, or by the Wilson-McCarthy com- 
bination. 

* * % 

It is hard to decide which outcome would be the 
more disastrious, a brief reign of the Public Owner- 
ship party, to a certain extent an unknown quantity, 
or the perpetuation of the dominion of the powerful 
railroad monopoly. With the defeat of Gates, one 
or the other is a certainty — unless, in the event of 
the election of Dr. Lindley, he should smite the hand 
that elevated him to office. The Non-Partisan can- 
didates are not fanatics, nor cranks, nor theorists. 
They are men who, in some instances, are preparing 
to make great personal sacrifices in the name of 
clean, honest government for Los Angeles. Their 
defeat would be little short of a calamity. But their 
defeat is a foregone conclusion unless there is a quick 
and radical change in the hitherto wretched man- 
agement of the campaign. The 
Poorly Managed committee must fight fire with 
Campaign fire. It must meet the enemji 

on the ground the latter has 
chosen as a scene of action. It must get down out 



* of the clouds and play the game of politics, not 
tiddledywinks. It is a sharp game — the greatest 
on earth — and its opponents are veterans of many 
campaigns. It must discard its dress suits, buckle 
on its fighting uniform and plunge head first into the 
fray, fighting man to man. It has mighty poor 
commanding officers, but it has right on its side. 

* * * 

There is much truth in an old saying which, freely 
interpreted, means that when honest men fall out 
thieves will be pretty apt to profit by the quarrel. 
It is not difficult to see the local application of the 
adage. We are in a deplorable mess over the may- 
oralty. The men of good intentions are divided 
against themselves, and, though in a majority, the 
chances for their success are small. The majority 
will not necessarily control. A small plurality will 
be sufficient. With six tickets in the field, it is ap- 
parent, as we have said, that less than one-fifth 
of the total vote may be all that is 
A Deplorable necessary to elect a mayor. If Mr. 
Contretemps Gates should permit himself to be 
browbeaten into withdrawing from 
the race what would be left? A choice between the 
candidate of the Southern Pacific machine and that 
of the Public Ownership party — unless, as is far 
from likely, the Non-Partisan element could be per- 
suaded to cast a solid vote for Mr. Harper, the 
Democratic nominee. The attempt of the short- 
sighted supporters of the intolerable railroad com- 
bination to force Mr. Gates to retire, if successful, 
will be a blow to good government from which Los 
Angeles need not hope to recover for many a long 
day to come. It will be better for the cause he 
champions for him to die on the field rather than 
to take ignominiously to flight. 

* * * ■ 

The Southern California Rod and Reel Club has 
begun a campaign against the promiscuous seining 
of fish in those portions of the Pacific which are 
under the jurisdiction of the state authorities. At 
a recent meeting of this organization evidence was 
submitted to show that the fish whose habitat is 
the waters of the southern coast of the state are 
being exterminated rapidly by reckless seining for 
commercial purposes. So pessimistic have soma 
of the amateur fishermen become that they make 
the prediction that two or three more seasons' 
sport is all that will be left to them unless radical 
changes in the laws are effected. The 
Protection greatest evil is said to be the relent- 
for Sea Fish less pursuit of spawning fish. All 
sportsmen know that sea fishing 
along the southern coast has been deteriorating for 
several years, and the work that has been begun 
by the Rod and Reel Club is deserving of the 
heartiest co-operation on the part of all lovers of 






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true sport. There is no desire on the part of the 
amateurs to deprive commercial fishermen of their 
just share of the tribute levied upon the sea. All 
they demand is that such safeguards as shall pro- 
tect young and spawning ti~.li shall be erected about 
their operations. The laws whose passage will be 
sought at the next term of the legislature will work 
no hardship upon market fishermen or upon ordi- 
nary consumers. Laws similar to that in prospect 
are in force in eastern states, notably in New York 
where indiscriminate slaughter is no longer tol- 
erated. 

* * # 

The use of sea-water for street sprinkling pur- 
poses is a modern idea, but it has passed the ex- 
perimental stage. Its employment may not be de- 



manded by necessity in Los Angeles, now or in the 
future. The exercise of prudence on the part of 
water users doubtless will obviate all possibility 
that the installation of such a costly system will 

be found necessary before the 

Ses Water completion of the proposed new 

for the Streets water works. The promises made 

by experts indicate that when the 
new system is established there will be plenty of 
water for all purposes for all time to come. Never- 
theless it may be well to inquire into the subject 
in order to be prepared against a day of want. The 
citizens of Los Angeles have used water for irriga- 
tion so freely in the past that they may find it a 
great hardship to practice the economy that may 
be found necessary until the mountain streams are 
forced to contribute more freely to our needs. 



^ *P %£ ^ *P 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE NOT NEW 



Scholarly Analysis 



of tKe Teaching's of Mrs. Uddy — The Spirit of 
Should Give Physical Harmony 



Faith 



Interest in the cult known as Christian Science 
lias been renewed in this city recently through pub- 
lic addresses elucidatory of the subject, the proba- 
bility of the early death of Mrs. Eddy, her denial 
that another had any hand in the preparation of her 
famous work upon the subject, and by a treatise in 
the form of a letter written by Bishop Johnson to 
the people of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of 
Los Angeles. Bishop Johnson, as is well known in 
church circles, has devoted some time to the stud} 
of the question, and what he has to say cannot fail 
to atract widespread interest. He views Christian 
Science from two points — the popular conception 
that the movement is a new method of the treatment 
of disease, and the claim that sickness vanishes when 
men accept in practice their theories about the 
Creator, mind and the universe. 

"It is but natural," writes Bishop Johnson, "that 
the therapeutic phase of Christian Science should 
be regarded as its most important feature. The 
instinct of self-preservation sets a high value upon 
anything that prolongs life, and a man may be in- 
different to a philosophy concerning God and his 
own soul, but he will think twice before he passes 
by a scheme which allays pain and checks disease. 
All this is obvious enough, and the author of Chris- 
tian Science goes back of these superficial things, 
claiming to have found their cause. She asserts 
that the continuous affirmation of certain theories 
about the divine being, the human mind and the 
human body will be attended invariably with cer T 
tain beneficent results. The important thing, 



therefore, to her is the acceptance of these theories, 
which she regards as the correct conception of life. 
This is the gospel which she preaches, pledging 
spiritual, moral and physical health to those who 
accept it." 

He explains that he has been embarrassed from 
the outset in his attempt to study the Eddy doctrine, 
finding the manual of the faith hard reading, lacking 
"the quality of that literature with which I am most 
familiar," and he feels that "its author apparently 
is indifferent to many of the literary canons which I 
have always deemed essential. * * * 
Mrs. Eddy has a theory about matter," he writes. 
"If she is using terms in their accepted sense she 
can not mean what she says or seems to say in 
affirming that matter is an illusion, that it is not 
real. That matter is eternal no one claims. That 
it serves but a temporary purpose and will pass 
away every one admits. Of course it is true that 
the only permanent element in the universe is God. 
Who questions that fact? If that is what the 
author of Science and Health meant, ought she not 
to have stated the fact in phrases that could not be 
misunderstood? When, however, she writes, 'Deny 
the existence of matter,' and with the denial 'dis- 
appears the foundation of disease,' if she is using 
every-day words in an every-day fashion, then I 
have the right to say that she has made an affirma- 
tion which logic, experience and the writers of Holy 
Scripture deny. 

"Once more, Mrs. Eddy has coined a term the 
meaning of which is not very clear to herself, if I 



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may judge by her own definition of it. If by mortal 
mind she means that deep-seated conviction which 
is due to the evidence offered to the human mind 
by the senses, would it not have been a wise thing 
for her to have said so in just so many words? Possi- 
bly she may have defined it in some such simple 
form, but if so, in the opulency of her diction her 
definition has failed to catch my attention. If I 
have correctly interpreted the value of the term I 
can not think that she is right in her estimate of 
the mortal mind. The evidence of the senses is by 
no means infallible. The senses are frequently mis- 
taken. And yet I can not see how any intelligent 
person could deny that the senses are wonderfully 
accurate in their registry of facts, and that they 
serve a marvelously useful purpose in real life." 

As one rises from the perusal of Mrs. Eddy's 
manual he feels that she believes that the only 
factor in the universe to be reckoned with is God, 
and as we study her movement we find that she has 
infused that thought into the organization which 
she has established. And a very casual observation 
will convince us that her followers are taught to 
live in a mental atmosphere of constant affirmation 
of it. A blessing has therefore come into the lives 
of the men who have accepted in a practical way 
such a truth as that. This is the one truth of vitai 
importance in Mrs. Eddy's system. That, stated 
imperfectly indeed, but emphatically, is the one 
thought that, taught and accepted, has produced 
the phenomena that have caused men to stop and 
wonder. 

Mrs. Eddy's critic does not consider her doctrine 
a strange gospel to Christian men of any name. 
"The history of the race," he says, "is the story of 
the various efforts that men have made to reach 
the estate of happiness. Individuals and nations 
and peoples have thrown themselves into the pur- 
suit, but it has always been a search for some out- 
ward thing that has fascinated them and aroused 
their interest. Men have always been formulating 
schemes that were to bring them lasting satisfaction, 
only to discover at last that civilization and science 
and art are for such an end vain. * * * 
I think that the philosopher of history will see that 
in all of the experiences of men a supreme power 
had been striving to make himself known to the 
race, inspiring men with glorious ambition and lofty 
thoughts that would lead them to test every method 
and every scheme that the human mind could de- 
vise." 

Touching upon the treatment of bodily ills, he 
asks : "What does the physician, skilled as he is 
in materia medica, do under such circumstances? 
He himself tells us that he does very little. Nature, 
he says, cures, and that he merely aids nature in the 
process. As the gardener digs and prunes and wa- 
ters vegetation to secure a larger crop, so the physi- 
cian endeavors to create a condition favorable to 



the action which nature by her force effects. The 
physician says nature cures. Probably few physi- 
cians would question my alternative statement that 
God cures, and that we as Christians must do what 
the physician does. We too, as workers together 
with God, must make the conditions as favorable 
to recovery as possible. It seems to me, for instance, 
that we have every reason to believe that the Chris- 
tian man in his own case and often in the case of 
other men, by an act of his God-led will, so pre- 
dispose the mind toward health that by concentra- 
tion health will be insured. Mental processes ap- 
pear, in some subtle way, to leave their mark upon 
the body, affecting the carriage, the walk, the physi- 
cal contour and the expression upon the face. Some 
mighty master concealed within the brain seems 
to control the functions of the vital organs by his 
beck and call, and cases are authenticated where 
even death has followed mental illusion occasioned 
by some mechanical contrivance. It must be evi- 
dent, then, that the most serious menace to health 
is to be found within the mind, and we see, there- 
fore, how essential it is that correct ideals should 
be fixed there; unquestionably the mind should 
dwell upon thoughts of health and strength if the 
body is to be well and strong. We get that injunc- 
tion from psychology, but do not our spiritual 
teachers say pretty much the same thing? * * * 
That physical healing was, in Christ's mind, largely 
dependent upon the mental attitude of those about 
him, will be apparent by the study of one case, the 
raising of the daughter of Jairus from the dead. 
* * * In the presence of illness the Chris- 
tian man should always remember that the mental 
condition of the patient and of those about him 
may contribute largely to recovery, and that the 
atmosphere of a Christian's sick room should be 
full of expectation and hope." 

Bishop Johnson closes his intensely interesting 
letter with an appeal to churchmen to stand by their 
church, whose system emphasizes the thought which 
he has presented in his paper. "Let us set our 
minds upon thoughts of health, and in faith assume 
that we have 'the substance of the thing we hope 
for.' The things seen may seem to contradict 'the 
evidence' of our faith, but if the words of Jesus have 
any force, our faith, if we are firm, will make us 
victors. In the order of nature our forces must 
abate, and prematurely we may succumb to disease 
coming to us from unknown sources, but * * * 
the spirit of faith should largely banish disease and 
give physical harmony to every man who holds his 
body in restraint and regards it as a servant to the 
godlike nature with which he has been endowed." 
* » * 

Mrs. William Bayley, Jr., will give a luncheon 
today in honor of Miss Susan Carpenter, one of the 
debutantes. 



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MRS. DOLLYS CAROUSAL 



By 1-Tini. MowitKAV Dolsen 
(Copyrighted by the author. All rights reserved) 



DRAMATIS PERSONAE 
Mr. Jack Martin Mn. Martin (Dolly) 

Major Ben Allen (Uncle to Dolly) Servant 



(Mr. Martin is a bis. good-looking, good-natured fellow who loves comfort; practical and affectionate, not given to analyzing 
people. Mrs. Dolly, who adores her husband, is a fluffy, innocent-eyed blonde, with a child-like grace and a confiding 
manner. The Major is large, portly and past fifty. Has lived much of his life in Paris, and likes to consider himself a "bon 
vivant" and "raconteur") 

SCENE — Library in th» Martin Home 

Jack on settee, down stage left. Enter Mrs. Dolly through door up stage right, 
sits down stage right. 



DOLLY: 1 think you might stay at home this 
evening, Jackie. We ought to keep uncle company 
— lie's only to be here another week. 

JACK : My absence one evening won't make any 
difference to the old gentleman. We've done our 
duty, surely, since he came — something every day 
and night for a week. He will appreciate a rest. 
I promised Parker I'd be one at his "stag" tonight, 
and I must keep my word. 

DOLLY : I wish you wouldn't go, Jackie. 

JACK: Don't be unreasonable: I must go when 
I've accepted. It is absurd to ask me to break an 
engagement for a whim. , 

DOLLY : (Crosses to Jack, places arm coaxinglv 
about his neck.) It isn't a whim. I want you — 
please, Jackie. 

JACK: Will you tell me just what is your ob- 
jection to my going tonight? 

DOLLY : Because — because — I don't think 
Parker is a nice man — he drinks, and I'm — afraid — 

JACK: You're afraid I'll drink? 

DOLLY: Promise me you won't, Jackie; prom- 
ise me. 

JACK : Now this is all foolishness, Dolly. I 
told you before we were married that I was in the 
habit of taking a glass now and then ; I tried to 
conceal nothing — I've never been hurt by it, and I 
don't have to sign the pledge to keep straight. I 
guess I know when I've had enough and can stop. 
You needn't worry on that account. A man is 
obliged to drink if he doesn't want to be dubbed a 
booby. Jove ! it's time I was dressing. 

DOLLY: The habit does no harm, yet what 
would you say if I acquired it? It's becoming quite 
the fashion, you know. 

JACK: You! Dolly! A woman that drinks—! 

DOLLY : I'm going to learn, anyhow ; I think 
a wife ought to be able to enjoy her husband's 
pleasures so she can be good company for him. 

JACK : Don't talk like that, dear, even if you are 
only in fun; it hurts. You're best company just as 
you are. I must go and dress, or I shall be late. 
[Exit\ 

DOLLY: Dare I? Yes, I do. Living on a 



pedestal gets tiresome when you are all alone. 
[Enter Major) 

MAJOR: All alone, Puss? 

DOLLY: Yes, Uncle. Jack's going to a men's 
party at Mr. Parker's. Let's us have a stag party 
by ourselves? Wouldn't it be jolly? 

MAJOR : But ladies don't have stag parties. 

DOLLY: Well, pretend I'm a man. We'll have 
champagne — and cigarettes — and cards. 

MAJOR : Champagne — cigarettes — cards ! Dolly, 
I am surprised. 

DOLLY : Champagne, cigarettes, cards — why 
not? 

MAJOR: But, my dear child, I did not know 
you had acquired these pernicious habits. 

DOLLY: (Goes to table in center and rings for 
servant.) I haven't, but I think I can. It seems 
to me that drinking is an accomplishment every 
woman should have. It ought to make her more 
companionable for her husband. 
{Enter Servant] 

DOLLY: Bring two bottles of champagne. 

SERVANT: Yes. ma'am. 
[Exit] 



What will Jack say? 

What can he say? He has boasted 
that he is a good' judge of whiskey — all his friends 
drink. 

But he is a man. 

And I'm a woman — and I'm going to 



MAJOR: 
DOLLY: 



MAJOR: 
DOLLY: 



amuse myself. 

(Enter servant, places tray with bottles on table, exit. Dolly 
fills two glasses, offers the Major one; as he raises his to 
drink she takes a sip and surreptitiously pours the rest in 
the fire-place — does this throughout the remainder of the 
scene.) 

MAJOR: (Aside.) Well, Jack can't blame me— 
I did my best to keep her from it. 

DOLLY: (Giggling.) I wonder if that little bit 
went to my head? I am beginning to feel funny 
already. (Goes to mantel.) Here are some of Jack's 
cigarettes. (Perches herself on table, lights ciga- 
rettes and tries to smoke. The Major watches her 
curiously.) 

DOLLY: (Filling glasses.) Sing me something, 



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Uncle — one of those jolly things men like to howl 
when they are together. 

MAJOR: (Livening up.) Let me see — there was 
one I used to know. I'll try to remember it. It is 
called — well, I can't remember the name, but I 
fancy I can sing it. (Rises, clears his throat, takes 
a deep breath.) 

DOLLY : Is it very Bohemian? 

MAJOR: Rather so. (Utters a few notes.) 

DOLLY: (interrupting) Wait! Let's sing the 
"Stein Song;" I know that. We can both sing it 
(Both sing, becoming more and more hilarious. Be- 
for the last verse, while Dolly and the Major are 
dancing with abandon, in time to the music, Jack 
enters stage, left.) 

(Dolly, laughing and clapping, joins hands with the Major 
and they perform a tipsy pirouette., repeating the chorus. 
As he releases her hand, she half falls toward the table and 
clutches at the cloth, pulling it off, bringing books, silver vase 
of flowers, glasses and bottle crashing to the floor, jack 
sinks into a chair, limp with astonishment, for a moment, i 

JACK: (Thunderously.) Stop! This must, 

stop at once! Dolly! Uncle Ben! Uncle Ben! 

MAJOR: (Rising from under the table, where 
he has been groping for the bottle. Puffs thickly.) 
Just to cel'brate a little 'casion, Jack. Man drinks — 
lady drinks — Dolly says why not. Everybody equal 
(Catches the cold light in Jack's eyes and wobbles 
over to the door, up stage, right.) I tried to keep 
her from it, Jack, but it's the old story of Adam 
tempting Eve. (Dolly flings herself on settee 
right.) 

[Exit Major] 

JACK: (Sits, buries his head in his hands.) To 
think my Dolly would do this ! 

DOLLY: (Aside.) Poor fellow, he's taking it 
rather hard. (Giggles.) 

JACK: (Aside.) I can't believe it! It is too 
horrible ! My wife a drunkard ! Oh, the shame — 
the agony — the disgrace. (Poes not look at Dolly; 
goes to window, looks out, showing deep and speech- 
less misery. Returns to settee.) 

DOLLY : (Coming over and standing behind 
settee, puts her hand on his shoulder and leans 
over.) What's the matter, Jackie, dear? 

JACK: (Wildly.) Dolly, I can't bear it! Tell 
me it isn't true, this dreadful thing I've witnessed. 
Tell me it isn't ! 

DOLLY: (With maudlin giggle.) Cert'ly it's 
true. Did you see Uncle? Say, Jackie, we had such 
a jolly time ! We sang and danced like this : (Sings.) 
Tra-la-la-la-lala — (Does a few steps.) 

JACK : (Agonizingly.) Stop ! You're driving 
me mad! (Buries his face in his hands.) 

DOLLY: (Caressingly.) Wha's the matter. 
Jackie, dear? Does your head hurt 'uo? 

JACK : Yes, my head hurts, and my heart hurts 
— I can't think. 

DOLLY: It's too bad, Jackie-boy, too bad. 
(Strokes his hair.) 



JACK: (Pushes her hand from his" shoulder ; 
rises, goes across and sits in other settee.) I must 
do something. This can't go on. What can I say 
to her that will touch her? (Dolly follows him 
across, walking tipsily, places herself behind him as 
before.) 

JACK: (After a short silence, reaching out his 
hand and drawing her down beside him.) Dolly, 
come and sit down beside m;e. There, now, look 
me in the eye. 

DOLLY : I can't, it wobbles so. Now I've got 
it — hold still. 

JACK : (Aside.) Oh, what's the use trying to 
talk to her now? She can't understand. 

DOLLY: I can understand, Jackie. 

JACK: Listen seriously, Dolly. What I have 
to say is very important — it is something that con- 
cerns the whole happiness of two people — your hap- 
piness and mine. 

DOLLY : (With exaggerated gravity.) Yours 
and mine. 

JACK: (Patiently.) I needn't tell you how 
pained and shocked I was at the scene I witnessed 
here tonight. I never dreamed my wife could so 
lower herself. I will not ask you what inspired you 
to do such a thing. I myself may be to blame. But 
I do beg of you to let it be the last. Do not defile 
yourself with that habit, that in this country is 
threatening to trail the name of woman in the mud. 
Nothing but degradation can ever come of it. Prom- 
ise me, I beseech you. 

DOLLY: (Playfully stubborn.) I guess I know 
when it's time to stop. I don't have to sign any 
pledge. Drank a bottle — didn't have slighes' 'feet. 
(Conceitedly.) First time, too. Why don' you take 
the oath of total absenence yourself? (Sentence runs 
into a hysterical giggle. Laughing immoderately; 
goes over to table, sits down, still laughing at her 
husband.) 

JACK: (Jumping angrily to his feet.) Confound 
it; this is going too far! I can't stand it! It is 
driving me mad ! .(Rages about and kicks the fur- 
niture.) What can I do? How can a man stand 
up under a blow like this? I'll leave home — get s 
separation — er — do something. Better that than 
live in the hades this will surely end in ! (Looks at 
Dolly to note the effect of his threat. She smiles 
affably in the opposite direction. Suddenly she slips 
quietly from her chair to the floor and falls peace- 
fully asleep with her head resting against the chair.) 

JACK: (Glancing at her with an expression in 
which horror, pain and disgust are mingled.) I 
shall have to go away; that's settled. It is the only 
thing I can do. If she wants me back she can send for 
me ; but I'll wait till she comes to her senses before 
I try to find out. Ah ! To think my dream of hap- 
piness should come to this ! (Drags himself slowly 
to the door, up stage left ; returns softly, takes up 
a cushion to put it under Dolly's head. Hesitates 






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and decides not to, puts it down.) No; let her 
awaken in the midst of the disorder her recklessness 
has wrought. (Looks tenderly at her as if half 
relenting, yet sternly repressing himself.) No; I 
shall not ki-s you. I leave you. beautiful, heedless 
bride, taking with me hallowed memories of our 
love that even this night's horror will not be able 
to efface. (Aside.) 1 must write a note to explain 
(Goes to table, writes a lew lines, folds and ad- 
dresses the note. Goes softly toward the door; 
turns again for one last yearning look at Dolly, i 

DOLLY: (Leaping to her feet and staring wild- 
ly at the door through which her husband has de- 
parted.) He is going to leave me! He is going I 
lie must not! O. he will not! I sha'n't let him! 
(Runs to the door, wailing.) Jackie, come back: I 
didn't mean it. Couldn't he see it? I was only 
pretending! (Checks herself, and straightens up 
proudly. Walks resolutely to the center of the 
room.) No; I sha'n't call him back. He can break 
my heart, but I will not let him know ! (Wilts 
suddenly and begins to cry.) O, what a muddle 
I've made of it! O! O! — (Sees note on table 
snatches it and reads : "I am going away ; I love 
you. as you know, but the discovery tonight of the 
terrible habit that has fastened its grip upon you 
has destroyed all hope of our ever being happy to- 
gether. I shall see that you are provided for. Un- 
happily yours, Jack.") 

O how cruel! (Wringing her hands.) He mustn't 
go : I'll die ! Why couldn't he see I was just mak- 
ing believe? But I can't call him back! I can't 
humble myself! Men are so queer — they think 
you mean everything you say. And I only meant 
to do it for his good : so he'd see how it looked from 
the other side. And he's g-o-n-e — and he's — neve* 
coming back! (Sobs.) And he thinks I'm a drunk- 
ard ! Oh ! — Oh ! — Oh ! — (Goes to settee down stage 
right, buries head in cushions with her back to 
exit up stage left. Enter Jack softly ; dressed for 
the street, carrying bag. Looks in surprise at the 
figure of Dolly shaken by sobs. Crosses stage and 
goes behind and gently lays his hand on her head.) 

JACK: (Brokenly.) I thought I'd better go 
away, Dolly, but I had to come in and look at you 
once more: 

DOLLY: (Drawing herself away, weakly) Do 
whatever you think is best. 

JACK : We might have been so happy together 
— we were happy — but for this awful thing. (Wist- 
fully.) If you only would promise not to drink anv 
more. 

DOLLY : What if I should ask yoit to make a 
like promise? 

JACK: (Eagerly.) I would! Great Heavens! 
A man would promise anything to prevent a repeti- 
tion of an experience like this! 

DOLLY : (With averted face, suppressing her 
eagerness.) Do you really mean that? 

JACK: Indeed, I do: now and forever! 

DOLLY: (Delightedly.) O Jackie, Jackie. I'm 
so glad I can't speak ! — That's why I did it ! 

JACK: (Mystified.) That's— why— you did it? 
But vou'll promise? 

DOLLY : Yes, yes, I will. But I don't need to. 
The nasty stuff! I only drank one swallow. 

JACK: (Flabbergasted.) One swallow! Ye gods! 
[Curtain] 



.A. Writer of Lyrics 

Since the San Francisco disaster many writers, 
artists, and musicians have come south to become 
permanent residents. Among those who lost evi 
thing in the tire is I". Clifford Harris, successful 
lyric author of London. England, Mr. Harris has 
been little known since he found refuge in Los An- 
geles, but his name is associated with one of the 
songs most successful in New York this season. 

The young Englishman had gone to San Fran- 
lo visit an uncle and had been in the city but a 
few days when the earthquake took place. Before 
that he had been in Canada, where he suffered a 
serious mishap in being thrown from a buggy dur- 
ing a runaway and having to spend several weeks 
in a Canadian hospital as a consequence. 

As a writer of pleasing lyrics, Mr. Harris is very 
well known in England. Many of his songs have 
been used by London singers in the popular musical 




F. Clifford Harris 
pieces. "Raining" in "The Catch of the Season" 
and "Meet Me at Twilight" in "The Little Cherub," 
both Frohman musical comedies, are eastern hits. 
The difference between the lyrics by Mr. Harris and 
those of most other popular song writers is just the 
difference between sentiment and sentimentality. 
In everything he writes there is true feeling. If it 
is humorous it is humor that is not noisy nor does 
it dscends to double entendre to touch the risibilities 
of the hearer. 

One of Mr. Harris's latest songs, "A Rolling 
Stone," for baritone voice, is really a gem that 
promises to live. It has been set by Leland Roberts, 
a new composer, who has given it a charming 
melody that perfectly reflects the spirit of the text. 

For some time Mr. Harris has been turning his 
attention to the writing of musical comedies and one 
is now in the hands of well-known eastern manager 



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The Opera 

The big and enthusiastic audience which gathered 
on the evening of November 8 to hear "Aida," the 
first offering of the Lambardi Opera Company, 
would in itself have made notable -the opening of 
the beautiful new Auditorium. From the point of 
view of_ the musician the occasion held a twofold 
attraction in the possible discovery of a star of ex- 
ceptional magnitude in the new constellation that 
had swung within our orbit. And these hopes were 
realized in Estei Adaberto, who has all the quali- 
ties demanded by the ideal Aida — a beautiful beln 
canto, perfect diction and dramatic power. Her 
voice is fresh and artistically, true and especially 
fine in the high register. She has it entirely under 
her control, and filled the great auditorium with ease 
even in her pianissimos, and at all times gave the 
impression of power held in reserve. 

Matilda Campofiore, who sang the part of Am- 
neris, has a mezzo-soprano voice of great volume 




FULGKNCIO GUEERERI 

but somewhat lacking in school. It suffers from a 
strong tremolo, which is either the result of imper- 
fect training or diseased vocal chords. Apart from 
this defect she surpassed in artistic dramatic force 
anyone in the ensemble. With proper training and 
care her voice is one from which to expect great 
things, as it has a beautiful quality, timbre and reg- 
ister. Really great she was in her recitative. 

Among the men the palm belongs certainly to 
Chevalier Guerreri. Although laboring under ad- 
verse conditions, he led with the intelligence and 
skill of the true musician in his interpretation, fol- 
lowing closely the spirit of the composer. In the 
part of Radames Felipe D'Ottari was not at his best 
on account of a cold, in spite of which he sang his 
first aria, "Celeste Aida," with a style and intelli- 
gence that promised much for future appearances. 
Cesare Bacchetta, the baritone, a second sufferer 



from a cold, showed that he does not lack in tempera- 
ment. He sang the part of Amonasro satisfactorily. 
Orlinto Lombardi, whose voice is a beautiful well- 
rounded basso of good volume, was wellnigh per- 
fect as the High Priest, and created a furore. The 
other basso, Ugo Canetti, who substituted in the 
part of the King, was acceptable in a role not en- 
tirely suited for. him. 

The chorus — well, the chorus — its members 
sang sometimes. I cannot say that they were 
blessed with voices or great intelligence, but they 
filled peacefully their space', and what nature neg- 
lected in talent was not replaced with youth and 
beauty. 

On Friday* night, last week, the lyric cast of the 
Lambardi- Company made its appearance in "Lucia."'' 

Adalina Tromben in the title role was something 
of a disappointment, as the part demands a voice 
of more volume and cleaner coloratura. Through 
forcing it beyond nature's limits it becomes at times 
nasal and throaty. The singer was at her best in 
the mad scene, which was skillfully rendered and 
vociferously applauded. 

Angela Antola, as Henry Ashton, was a musical 
treat. His fresh and youthful baritone, full of color, 
aroused great enthusiasm, although his acting left 
something to be desired and showed that he is a 
beginner. Attilo Salvaneschi gave a good interpre- 
tation of the part of Edgar. Especially fine was he 
in the lyric passages because of his beautiful mezzc 
voce which he dominates well. He was at his best 
in the last act, in which he gave evidence of much 
dramatic power. 

Ugo Canetti, the basso, who was heard to disad- 
vantage in "Aida," found in the part of Raymond the 
opportunity to show the real beauty of his voice 
His rendition of the romanza proved that he is 
capable of filling a bigger part than the rather 
thankless role of Raymond. 

Too much credit cannot be given to Chevalier 
Guerreri for his ability as director. Such absolute 
control of the partiture deserves high praise and the 
orchestra showed great improvement. But alas ! 
the chorus sang with the same dash and spirit 
which electrified the audience of the previous 
evening. 

The long anticipated "La Boheme" on Monday 
night was not all that had been hoped for, yet an 
impossible Mimi and Musette could not spoil en- 
tirely the beauty of Puccini's masterpiece, which 
has established for him a world-wide reputation. 
Only the exceptionally good work of Salvaneschi, 
Canetti, Lambardi and Pacini, with the finished 
acting of the basso buffo Bugami, saved the per- 
formance. 

Musette was unsatisfactory, both in her voice and 
her acting. Musette — the name alone says it — 
speaks for daintiness, lightness, nuance. The Mu- 
sette of Bianica Nunez gave us none of these. Velia 
Georgi as Mimi was no more convincing. Salvanes- 
chi, with his beautiful voice and right handling of 
the part, more than made good the promise of his 
previous appearance, and Canetti and Lombardi 
were well placed as Colline and Schaunard. Paci- 
ni's Marcello was satisfactory, but. we need a grea! 
deal of imagination to believe that a Musette could 
really fall in love with such a figure ! Pacini's voice 
is naturally beautiful, but would be heard to better 
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open to make them sound bigger and better reach 
the heart of the gallery. 
Each performance shows decided improvement in 

the orchestra, and only a conductor of the recognized 
ability of Guerreri could produce such music with 
such a makeshift collection of musicians. 

< In Thursday night "Afric.ina" was presented 
with Adabcrto in the title role, and she sang and 
played the part with such perfection that she can be 
considered unquestionably in the Eront And what 
a musician — the only one who does not depend 
Upon the baton of the leader and who combines 
great understanding with routine! 

Orelli, as Vasco de Gama. was satisfactory. II. 
has a voice which is naturally beautiful but sli<>w~ 
the effect of overwork, and he rather screams thai, 
sings his notes. Given proper care, a voice of such 
quality would be the ideal tenor, but should he con- 
tinue to sing in that forced style the end is not diffi- 
cut to foresee. Bacchette, who sang the part of 
Nelusko, is an artist of great experience. Although 
his voice shows signs of deterioration his great rou- 
tine helps him over the musical difficulties with 
ease. Lombardi, as Don Pedro, charmed again with 
the beauty and freshness of his voice. 

Thanks to the intelligent leading of Guerreri it 
was a good performance and we can only be sorry 
that Meyerbeer is not on the programme again with 
"Les Huguenottes,"' as Adaberto as Valentine and 
Lombardi as Marcel would be ideal. But instead 
we shall be obliged to hear Manrico whine in the 
prison — probably with an encore ! 

VERO. 



American Musical Society 

The American Musical Society will give its first 
concert of the season Thursday evening, November 
22, in the Music Hall of the Blanchard Building. 
The music drama, "Hiwatha's Wooing," will be the 
principal number on the programme. Charles Far- 
well Edson will read the words with Mrs. Kelly- 
Campbell at the piano. The Los Angeles branch 
was the first one established after the national so- 
ciety was organized with headquarters in Boston. 
The president, Arthur Farwell, who passed a num- 
ber of weeks in California, interested local musi- 
cians and had the pleasure of seeing the branch well 
started before he returned to the East. A number 
of recitals were given last year and this second 
season promises to be of special interest to students 
of American music. 

The programme, which has for its theme the 
mythology dealing with the elemental forces of na- 
ture, follows : "Toward the Dream," (Arthur Far- 
well) Miss Erith Sucher; Zuni Songs, (Carlos Tro- 
yer) Mr. Charles Bowes ; Zuni Lullaby, (Carlos 
Troyer) Miss Harriett Longstreet ; "Hiawatha's 
Wooing," (Sadie Knowland Coe) Mr. Chas. Farwel! 
Edson-Mrs. Kelly Cambell. 

Mrs. Kelly Campbell is musical director of the 
society. 



Music Notes 

The celebrated 'cellist, Anton Nekking, will ap- 
pear at Simpson Auditorium Tuesday evening, De* 
cember 18. 

Harry Barnhart, who is studying music in New 
York, is singing at the famous Little Church Around 




Mario Lambardi, Impresario 



Auditorium 

"Theatre Beautiful" 
by the 

Lambardi 
Grand Opera 
Company 



THIRD WEEK 

„ , CARMEN 

Monday night, Nov. 19: Thursday night. Nov. 22: Saturday matinee. Nov. 24 

IL TROVATORE FAUST 

Tuesday night. Nov. 20 Wednesday night. Nov. 21 

Friday night. Nov. 23 Saturday night, Nov. 24 



FOURTH WEEK 

„ j , CHOPIN 

Monday night, Nov. 26; Thursday night, Nov. 29. Saturday matinee, Dec. I 
TRAV1ATA OTHELLO 

Tuesday night. Nov. 27 Wednesday night, Nov. 28 

Friday night. Nov. 30 Saturday night, Dee. I 

FIFTH WEEK 

.. , LA TOSCA 

Monday night, Dec. 3 Tuesday night. Dec. 4 

Scenery, Costumes and Decorations from Milan, Italy 
The Auditorium is the only fire-proof theatre in the citv 
"Theatre Beautiful" 

Curtain evening, 8 o'clock: Matinee, 2 o'clock 
Doors open. Evening 7:30: Matinee 1:30 



ASON OPERA HOUSE o^gESTSMjr 1 

First Concert — Tenth Jeason 



M 

Los Angeles Symphony 

Direction MR. HARLEY HAMILTON 
Management MR. L. E. BEHYMER 

Friday Afternoon, Nov. 23 

3:15 P. M. Sharp 

MISS BLANCHE RUBY, Soprano Soloist 

SEASON TICKET SALE now on at Birkel Music Store, 345 South 
Spring Streeet. Reserved Seat for Six Concerts, $5.00, $4.00 and $3.00. 
Secure them at once. Single Tickets 50c, 75c. and $1 .00. 



Belasco Theater 



Belasco. Mayer & Co., Props. 
Phones; Main 3380, Home 267 

Next Week, Commencing Monday Night, November 19 



The Belasco theater stock company will give the first presentation by a stock 
company anywhere of Channing Pollock's great drama- 
tization of Frank Norris' famous novel 



THE PIT 



Over one hundred and fifty people will be on the stage in The Pit. 

Belasco Prices never change; Every night 25c. to 75c. 
Thursday and Saturday matinees, 25c. to 50c. 

In preparation for Thanksgiving week: CAPTAIN COURTESY, 

the new play of Southern California in 1847, written by 
Edward Childs Carpenter and founded on that writer's novel 
of the same name. 

Seats for CAPTAIN COURTESY go on sale Monday morning. Nov. 19. 



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the Corner. The musical critics have praised the 
Los Angeles baritone and have predicted great 
things for him in the future. 

Wiliam Piutti will give a piano recital Wednes- 
day evening, November 28, in Gamut Club Audi- 
torium. The second part of his programme will be 
devoted to his own compositions, which have been 
well received by the critics and concert-goers oi 
San Francisco. 

Ferrullo, who will be remembered as the acrobatic 
leader of Ellery's Band, will return to Los Angeles 
with a band of his own. Announcement is made that 
he has selected the best players from the numerous 
organizations — alas ! to numerous — which represent 
his country and that he will be one of the winter 
attractions at Venice. 

Miss Bess Mathilde Welch has returned home 
after a most successful engagement in the East. 
Miss Welch has a rich mezzo soprano voice. She 
went to New York with letters from Madame 
Modjeska which obtained for her the right hearing. 
She sang at a number of concerts and will return 
to New York to fulfill a contract, signed with a lead- 
ing lyceum bureau. 

Rehearsals for the first symphony concert are 
progressing most encouragingly under the direction 
of Harley Hamilton, who is recovering from his 
recent illness. The sale of season tickets shows 
that there is interest in the annual series of concerts, 
but it is hoped that this year there will be a more 
general public support of this educational and ar- 
tistic enterprise than there has been during any 
previous season. 

Miss Otie Chew, the London violinist, will give 
a concert December 4 in Simpson Auditorium. Mis c , 
Chew has appeared a number of times in Los An- 
geles and has demonstrated her right to claim a 
high place among violinists. She has made many 
friends and her concert, which will be in the nature, 
of a farewell before departure for the East, will be 
a society event. The young artiste is arranging a 
fine programme, in which she will be assisted by 
Peje Storck, the eminent pianist. 

Although the recall of Mile. Parkina to the 
Covent Grand Opera Company, London, has de- 
prived the Los Angeles public of an important musi- 
cial event, L. E. Behymer has given subscribers to 
the great harmonic course such a choice of substi- 
tutes that the disappointment will be forgotten. Ha 
offers holders of subscription tickets the choice oc 
the following: Ossip Gabrilowitch, Tuesday even- 
ing, December 11; George J. Hamlin, Februarv 5. 
the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direc- 
tion of Von Fielitz, April 12 ; the second concert by 
Madame Schumann Heink and the second concert 
by Moriz Rosenthal. 

The first chamber music concert by the Kopta 
Quartette will take place at the Gamut Club hall 
Friday evening, November 30. The personnel of 
the Kopta Quartette includes Wenzel Kopta, first 
violin ; Ricardo Ruiz, seconel violin ; Otto Hund- 
hamer, viola; Wendeslas Villapando, violoncello 
The number for the first programme are as follows: 
String Quartette, op. 64. No. 5, "The Lark Quar- 
tette," Hayden ; Piano- Violin Sonata, op. 24, Bee- 
thoven ; Violin Solo, (a) "Andante," from the Con- 



certo, Mendelssohn ; (b) "Perpetuo Mobile," Ries 
String Quartette, (a) "Andante Cantabile," Tschai- 
kowsky; (b) "Two Waltzes," (Manuscript) 
Dvorak. 



Louis James as Falstaff 

Louis James has succeeded in giving to the pub- 
lic a version of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" that 
is most acceptable to the best twentieth century 
standard of good taste. It is true that he has cut the 
Shakespearean comedy mercilessly and that his 
eliminations have been made with the view of ac- 
centuating the importance of the role of Falstaff at 
the sam;e time that they have erased lines carrying 
a wit too broad for an age that accepts Isben, D'An- 
nuncio and Shaw. 

Fearless of criticism from all who would abate 
not one jot of the folio editions, Mr. James has made 
over the drama so effectively that his version must 
be accepted gratefully by all who enjoy a. clear cut 
play without underplot or deviation from a central 
theme. It may be true that he added lines to "The 
Merry Wives of Windsor," but the lines are Shakes- 
peare's lines borrowed from the other Falstaff who 
appears in Henry IV. 

The characterization, of the dissolute old knight 
that this polished actor presents is something that, 
will survive this season and many seasons. It will 
be associated with the name of Louis James as the 
greatest of his roles. This Falstaff of the revised 
drama is altogether human. His vices appear as so 
much a part of him that they are accepted without 
a pang of regret, for with them all Sir John is an 
amusing fellow who convinces by his simplicity 
and his spontaneous humor. With all his daring 
changes, Mr. James has preserved perfectly the 
Elizabethan atmosphere. Herein his supreme art 
is revealed, for the rollicking knight belongs to his 
own time, even though his weaknesses are not con- 
fined to any age. From first to last there is not any 
exaggeration of vice or gesture, or any obvious 
attempt to make the most of a situation. Nothing 
could be more natural than the impersonation ; 
nothing could be more amusing. 

The play is beautifully mounted and gorgeously 
costumed. Great care is taken to present memorable 
stage pictures. Mrs. James as Mistress Ford and 
Charlotte Lambert as Mistress Page are merry 
wives, who dress charmingly and act their parts 
with delightful spirit. Nellie McHenry as Dame 
Quickly has few of the lines Shakespeare assigned 
to the go-between of sharp tongue and easy man- 
ners, but she makes the most of her one scene. 
Norman Hackett as Mr. Ford loses no opportunity 
to wear handsome costumes. He is an actor whose 
stage presence is so good that no one thinks of 
criticising his acting, which is however always 
conscientious. 



Lewis Stone in a Dual Role 

"Rupert of Hentzau," following "The Prisoner of 
Zencla" at the Belasco drew well, although this 
week's play is inferior to its predecessor. Again 
Lewis Stone distinguished himself. As the two 
Rudolfs he revealed with a splendid art two dis- 
tinct personalities. Harry Glazier again distin- 
guished himself. His Hentzau was quite up to the 
most exacting demands. Miss Gardner was a charm- 
ing Flavia and Miss Margaret Langham had a 



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chance to reveal her distinct personal charm, which 
blends exquisite refinement and an nnnsnal in- 
telligence. Next week there will he an elaborate 
production of "The Pit," in which the Belasco 
company will have an opportunity to do its best 
work. 



Miss Glose's Successes 

Miss Augusta Glose, who began an engagement 

at the Orpheum this week, is one of the true artiste 
on the vaudeville stage. She is advertised as 2 
musical monologist, but her peculiar style of mono- 
logue is quite different from anything that is heard 
from the ordinary professional entertainer. 

Miss Glose is the daughter of Adolf Glose, our of 
the best known Xew York musicians, who will be 
remembered as an interpreter of Wagner. 11: 
taught his daughter music from the time she was 
a little child and she aspired to be a pianist. She 
became a pupil of Madame Theresa Carreno, and 
then she discovered that she might not attain to the 
proficiency of her celebrated instructor. Always 
she longed to sing, but again her ambition was 




Augusta Gi.ose 

thwarted, for she decided that her voice was not 
equal to the demand she made for first rank in 
whatever she undertook. Then chance gave her an 
engagement with "The Liberty Belles" and in 
that musical piece she created a part that made a 
distinct hit. She talked her songs — mischievous, 
witty little songs that delighted the audiences and 
brought her many recalls. Thus she found her 
special place, and for three seasons she has been 
most successful in pieces all her own. 

Two years ago Miss Glose made a professional 
visit to the coast. She found many friends during 
her fortnight's engagement and after it was the 



guest of Madame Modjeska at Arden for several 
days, Since then sin- has appeared in ipeati 

capitals. She made a great hit in London and was 

much praised in Paris, 
Miss Glose returns to California not in the leas: 

spoiled by her many successes. She brings with 
her new songs, all of which she has arranged to 
suit her peculiar method. Many of her songs have 
been written especially for her and have never been 

published. 

Miss (dose travels with her mother. They are 
much entertained, for they are the most conven- 
tional of society folk and have many friends in the 
big cities. 



George Ade's Comedy 

George Ade's musical comedy, 
Paris," will begin a week's engagement at the 
Mason Opera House next Monday. This bright piece 
of nonsense is a good medium for the display ot 
the brilliant wit and keen satire of its author who 
tells an amusing story. "Peggy from Paris" has 
had long runs in New York, Boston and Chicago. 
The music by J. A. Raynes is bright and melodious. 
The scenery and costumes used by this company 
sent to the coast are said to be elaborate. 

The Three Musketeers 
"The Three Musketeers" at the Burbank this 
week proves how strong the excellent stock com- 
pany is in dramas that make a big demand upon all 
members. William Desmond found in D'Artagnan 
a role especially suited to him. In appearance he 
was the ideal Dumas hero and his acting was as 
good as anything he has done recently. As Lady 
de Winter it was impossible for Miss Van Buren 
to use her best talents, but she was artistic and as 
ever beautiful. Of course she added much to the 
stage pictures. Harry Mestayer as Richelieu did a 
fine piece of character work. Miss Elsie Esmond's 
Constance was one of the best interpretations of the 
week, in which all the persons in the cast were 
good. 

* * * 
AMONG THE CLUBS 



Next Week's Convention 

Club women will assemble in great numbers next 
week at the Ebell Club house, when the annual con- 
vention of the district federation takes place. The 
programme this year is of unusual interest and there 
will be a large number of delegates. The executive 
board will give a luncheon Tuesday at which the 
presidents of clubs, state officers who are residents 
of Los Angeles, and the past presidents of the dis- 
trict federation will be guests. This will be followed 
by the session of the council composed of members 
of the executive board and club presidents. At this 
council the topics to be discussed are : "Fraternities 
and Sororities in High Schools," "Free Textbooks," 
"The Altruistic Side of Federation." and "How Can 
The Year Book Be Made More Helpful?" The 
question of the advisability of holding the state con- 
vention in May instead of February will be taken up. 
In the evening there will be a recital reception 
given by the Ebell Club, to which all state and dis- 
trict officers, delegates and club women are invited. 



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The club husbands and other men are to be guests 
on this occasion. A feature of the programme will 
be readings by Mrs. W. D. Turner, who has a dis- 
tinct genius for platform work. 

The convention proper will open Wednesday, 
November 21, at 10 o'clock, with the president, Mrs. 
Oliver C. Bryant, in the chair. The lecture of 
Owen Lovejoy Wednesday evening will be of spe- 
cial importance. Mr. Lovejoy will talk on "Child 
Labor," a subject which has occupied his attention 
for many years. Before the lecture there will be a 
short musical programme. The Occidental Glee 
Club will sing and there will be several solos. The 
annual election will be held Thursday. For the con- 
venience of delegates luncheon will be served 
Wednesday and Thursday in the court of the club 
house. The convention will adjourn Thursday. 

The Friday Morning Club will send the follow- 
ing delegates : Mrs. Ernest K. Foster, Mrs. T. W. 




Mrs. Oliver C. Bryant 

Brown, Mrs. E. R. Bradley, Mrs. Ella H. Ender- 
lein, Mrs. Fred Fay, Mrs. Randall Hutchinson, Miss 
Jessie Anthony, Miss Anna Casement, Mrs. An- 
drew Lobingier, Miss Cordelia Kirkland and Mrs. 
J. M. Clute. Alternates: Mrs. Percy Clark, Mrs. 
George Bovard, Mrs. W. A. Spalding, Mrs. Calvert 
Wilson, Mrs. Talfair Creighton, Miss Mary Belle 
Elliott, Mrs. E. J. Elson, Mrs. A. A. Stow, Miss 
Sarah Judson and Mrs. I. W. Phelps. 

Mrs. Mary M. Bowman will act as delegate from 
the Southern California Woman's Press Club. 



Traveling Art Gallery 

Traveling libraries have been long an important 
adjunct in club circles, and now the traveling art 
gallery will supplement a movement that gives to 
the remote towns advantages formerly limited to 
cities. Mrs. P. G. Cotter, chairman of the art com- 
mittee of the State Federation of Women's Clubs, 



will send out forty or fifty pictures by leading Cali- 
fornia artists. These are to be lent by the various 
clubs that own representative paintings. It is the 
plan that the gallery should reach Bakersfield in 
February, when the annual convention of the state 
federation takes place. A second gallery will be cir- 
culated in towns within Los Angeles county. 



Journalism in India. 

N. Hill Nesbitt addressed the Southern California 
Woman's Press Club Wednesday afternoon, taking 
as his subject "Journalistic Experiences in India 
and Burmah." Mr. Nesbitt threw many amusing 
sidelights on journalism in the land where Kipling 
first distinguished himself. The talk was one of the 
most original and most entertaining heard from the 
platform in many a day. The speaker, whose extra- 
ordinary achievements in teaching the French lan- 
guage have made him one of the most talked of men 
in Los Angeles, has a remarkable personality which 
makes all his public appearances memorable. 



Fine Arts League. 

When the annual meeting of the Fine Arts Build- 
ing Association was held Tuesday, there was perfect 
harmony among the members, who are working 
faithfully for a permanent art gallery in Los An- 
geles. It was decided to change the name of the 
organization to the Fine Arts League and the con- 
stitution was amended so that men, women and 
even children shall be eligible for membership. Mrs. 
Oliver C. Bryant, chairman of the nominating com- 
mittee read the names of the directors elected as 
follows : Mesdames W. H. Housh, J. W. Hendricks. 
Ida Hancock, Henry Wilson Hart, W. J. Washburn 
Rose L. Burcham, George H. Wadleigh, W. C. Pat- 
terson, W. D. Turner, F. E. Trask, S. A. W. Carver 
George W. Jordon, R. L. Craig, Felix Howes and 
Miss M. M. Fette. Officers will be elected from the 
directorate at the next meeting of the board and 
then active work will begin. 



Notes. 



Mrs. Jane M. Beatty led the current events sec- 
tion of Highland Park Ebell Club this week. 

The Audubon Society will meet this afternoon at 
the home of Mrs. W. R. Meyers, No. 306 North 
Avenue, Sixty-six. Miss Mary Mann Miller, who 
has studied birds with her distinguished mother, 
Mrs. Olive Thorne Miller, will lead the discussion. 

A feature of next week's Congress of Mothers and 
Child Study Circles will be the reception to be given 
to public school teachers Thursday evening at the 
Ebell Club house. Students of the Polytechnic 
High School, under the direction of Mrs. Gertrude 
Parsons, will furnish the music. The Congress will 
open Thursday morning at 9 130. 

Members of the Friday Morning Club and the 
Ruskin Art Club enjoyed the exhibition of metal 
work which was one of the attractions at the after- 
noon tea at the Woman's Club House Tuesday. A. 
de Wolffers, formerly a resident of San Francisco 
displayed specimens of his recent work, which is 
of great beauty and high artistic value. In the 
disaster last spring Mr. de Wolffers lost all his pos- 
sessions, including pieces upon which he had put 
months of labor. In the collection seen Tuesday 
were fine specimens of repousse work. 



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SOCIETY'S DOINGS 



Honors for Mrs. Mitchell 

Mrs. John W. Mitchell has had numerous honor; 
lately. This most versatile of society women has 
sold a play, "The Parliament of Women," written 
a number of years ago for a performance at the 
Friday Morning Club. This should be sue 
enough for a time, but without delay Mrs. Mitchell 
has attained distinction in another direction. In 
hjo2 she was asked to speak before the Internationa; 
i;ress for Penitentiary Reform at Brussels, 
and as she was unable to attend the sessions 
she sent a paper on "The Treatment and Train- 
ing of Discordant Children." Mrs. Mitchell 
prefers the word "discordant" to "delinquent," ana 
the spirit of her paper was so broad, so altruistic 
and so practical that it attracted the widest atten- 
tion. It was translated and printed in French and 
German, as well as in English, and the gallant for- 
eign reformers referred to the Los Angeles woman 
as the "heart and soul of California." Evidently 
her spirit, like John Brown's, has gone marching 
on, for last week she was notified that at the con- 
gress recently held in Berne, Switzerland, she was 
nominated for honorary membership in the Swiss 
Society for Penitentiary Reform. This is an honor 
rarely bestowed on a woman, and Mrs. Mitchell is 
one of the few who have received such well earned 
recognition. 

When Mrs. Mitchell forwarded her paper to Brus- 
sels she sent with it a number of photographs of the 
school at Whittier in which she was much interested 
as she was president of the board of trustees. The 
following letter explains itself: 

Madame: In the biennial assembly, which took 
place October 1-3, the Swiss Society for Peniten- 
tiary Reform discussed the question of erecting new 
educational establishments for the use of delinquent 
boys and girls and the attention of the members of 
the society was attracted to the Whittier State 
School that you directed with so much distinction. 
■ The forty-three photographs of the different 
duties of your model settlement have illustrated 
and explained your organization, which has 
charmed the numerous assistants. They have found 
that the Whittier State School has the honor of hav- 
ing the noble woman who is the soul of it and of 
the state of California. Also it is unanimous that 
the assembly should nominate you honorary mem- 
ber of the Swiss Society for Penitentiary Reform 
as a proof of its members' admiration for the high 
position in which you are placed as president of the 
administrative board of your settlement, and for 
the devotion with which you fulfill the high office 
to which you have been entrusted in the bringing 
up of children morally neglected to the dignity of 
useful and honest citizens. In the hope that you 
will wish to accept this nomination as a token of out 
gratitude, we present to you, Madame, our highest 
regards and our sincerest respect. 

In the name of the society, 

The President, F. V. Hurbin. 
The Secretary, Dr. Guilloume. 



farce, was well played in Dobinson Auditorium. 
From one of the boxes Mr. ami Mrs. Louise Janus 
Miss Nellie Mcltenry and Norman Ilackett ap- 
plauded in hearty appreciation. 

"The 1'ie Haters" was written by Mrs. George 
A. Dobinson and Miss Amanda Matthews. Mrs 
mson is well known as a dramatic reader and 
Miss Matthews is one of the most promising fiction 
writers on the coast. Their collaboration was a 
success, for, taking as their theme the absurdities oi 
popular hygienic reforms, they worked out situa- 
tions that were most amusing. All the humor is 
spontaneous and the scenes are well managed. John 
Lindley Phipps, who had the principal role, in the 
first presentation of the play revealed real talent as 
a comedian. He was supported by Miss Berenice 
Marcher, Miss Clara Williams, Florence McCarthy 
and Caroline Lindsey. Before the farce Tennyson's 
"Princess" was presented charmingly by the pupils 
of the Dobinson school. After the plays there was 
a reception at which the guests of Mr. and Mrs. 
Dobinson had an opportunity to meet Mr. James, 
Miss McHenry and Mr. Hackett. 



Miss Patton's Debut. 

The ball given Monday evening by Mr. and Mrs. 
George S. Patton, who presented their daughter. 




Two Women Playrights 

Two Los Angeles women enjoyed most cordiai 
recognition of their work as playwrights last Tues- 
day afternoon, when "The Pie Haters," a clever 



Mrs. J. W. Mitchell 

Miss Nina Patton, to society, was one of the most 
brilliant events of the season. Kramer's was beau- 
tifully decorated with delicate greenery tied with 
great bows of white tulle. White chrysanthemums 
and autumn foliage were used with the trailing 
vines and grasses. Mirrors were veiled with 
asparagus ferns and smilax and great hanging bas- 
kets were employed most effectively. In the supper 
room pink bridesmaid roses and white sweet peas 
ornamented the tables. 

Receiving with Mr. and Mrs. Patton and their 
daughter were Mesdames William Banning, Han- 
cock Banning, Joseph B. Banning, George J. Denis 
Robert H. Ingram, J. A. Howard, J. H. Melius. 
Wesley Clark, Le Moyne Wills, Thomas D. Brown. 



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Wilson, Fanny Shoemaker and May Banning. 

Mrs. Patton was attired in a gown of white em- 
broidered net and the debutante wore a costume of 
white net and Valenciennes lace. 

The dance was an event of much interest, since it 
introduced to society a native daughter of one of 
the representative old families of Southern Cali- 
fornia. The Patton home, Lake Vineyard, San 
Gabriel, is one of the most charming of the Cali- 
fornia residences that are typical of earlier days. 
The patio remains as it was in the time of Miss 
Patton's grandfather, who gave his name to Mount 
Wilson. This beautiful country place is the center 
of a fine hospitality and the formal debut of Miss 
Patton doubtless will be the beginning of many 
gayeties. 



The Riordan — Palmer Nuptials. 

The marriage of Miss Marie Riordan to Dr. Fred 
Wheeler Palmer, first lieutenant, medical depart- 
ment, United States Army, Wednesday, November 
7, removes from Los Angeles one of the most beau- 
tiful and most popular girls ever introduced into 
California society. With her mother, Mrs. D. M. 
Riordan, who is one of the foremost amateur 
pianistes in the city, the bride has entertained a 
great deal at the family home, No. 942 South Bur- 
lington avenue. Although she has passed much 
time in travel, she will be missed by a large circle of 
friends who delighted to welcome her after her long 
trips. At present she will live at Fort Bayard, New 
Mexico, and she will not be so far away that she 
cannot return often to the coast. Dr. Palmer is a 
man of high attainments in his profession. He has 
a fine presence and a personality of much charm. It 
was expected that Dr. and Mrs. Palmer would 
return to Los Angeles for a brief visit before going 
to New Mexico, but the recent Indian troubles, 
which recalled all army officers to the post, have 
caused a change of plans. They will be at home at 
Fort Bayard after December 1. 



Briefer Notes. 

Miss Otie Chew is visiting at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. James T. Fitzgerald, No. 2315 West Adams 
street. 

Miss Jessie McFarland, No. 2644 Portland street, 
gave a luncheon Tuesday in honor of Miss Edith 
Herron. 

Mrs. Benjamin Harwood, No. 216 West Twenty- 
first street, will be at home Wednesdays until De- 
cember 1. 

Mrs. Jacob Baruch, Mrs. Herman Baruch and 
Mrs. Karl Triest held a reception yesterday at the 
residence of Mrs. Jacob Baruch, No. 945 South 
Olive street. 

Mrs. Stephen C. Hubbell will give a tea to in- 
troduce her daughter, Miss Mary Hubbell, Friday- 
afternoon, November 23, in the new home recently 
occupied at No. 972 Arapahoe street. 

Mrs. Charles C. Monroe, Mrs. T. E. Newlin and 
Miss Helen Newlin will give a reception Thursday 
afternoon, November 22, at the residence of Mrs. 
Newlin, No. 737 West Twenty-eighth street. 

Miss Mamie Young, No. 1001 Hoover street, en- 
tertained Tuesday at a luncheon at the Jonathan 



Club in honor of Miss Margaret Woollacott. After 
the luncheon the party attended the matinee at the 
Orpheum. 

Miss Elizabeth Kenney spoke on "Property 
Rights of Women" last Tuesday afternoon at the 
meeting of the California Business Women's Asso- 
ciation. This organization, with Mrs. O. H. Bur 
bridge as president, is growing rapidly. 

Mrs. C. A. Bashford, No. 339 West Twenty- 
eighth street, introduced her daughter, Miss Katha- 
rine Bashford, to society Wednesday afternoon. The 
house was prettily decorated with flowers and the 
young debutante was charmingly attired in white. 
Mrs. John Marvin York assisted in receiving the 
guests. 

Mrs. Nannie Johnson and her daughter, Mrs. 
Harriet Johnson, of Kansas City. Mo., will pass the 
winter in Los Angeles. They are living at No. 
1249 Magnolia street. Mrs. Johnson, who is promi- 
nent in society in the middle west, is the daughter 
of the late Judge John W. Henry of the Missouri 
Supreme Court. 

Mrs. Lee Chamberlain, No. 401 North Vermont 
avenue, will give a reception Friday afternoon, De- 
cember 7, at the Ebell Club house, in honor of her 
daughter, Miss Lois Chamberlain, whose debut will 
be an interesting event. Mrs. Paul Mellen Chamber- 
lain, who is a visitor from Chicago, will receive 
with her sister and niece. 

General and Mrs. Robert Wankowski have re- 
turned from their three months' wedding journey. 
They visited many eastern cities, where they were 
much entertained. The hundreds who have en- 
joyed the beautiful singing of Maude Reese Davies 
will welcome back the artiste who has been always 
a social favorite as well as a foremost musician. 

Mrs. Geoffrey Purcell gave a luncheon last Mon- 
day at the San Gabriel Country Club in honor of 
Miss Anita Patton, whose debut Monday evening 
was one of the brilliant events of the season. Covers 
were laid for Miss Patton, Miss Margery Clover, 
Miss Norah Purcell, Miss Helen Reed, Miss Law- 
ton, Miss Katherine Clover, Miss Brent Watkins, 
Miss Josephine Hannegan, Miss Ruth Purcell, Miss 
Blanche Jones, Mrs. John Earle Jardine and Mrs. 
Purcell. 

Preparations for the bazar for the McKinley 
Home to be given November 23 at the home of Mrs. 
Valentine Peyton are progressing most satisfac- 
torily. The Woman's Auxiliary, which has charge 
of the affair, is working hard under the direction of 
the president, Mrs. G. Alexander Bobrick. Mrs. E. 
W. Gilmore will preside at the candy booth, where 
many pretty girls will assist in selling the bonbons. 
Mrs. William John Scholl is arranging a musical ■ 
programme. 

Miss Adelaide Brown, whose marriage to Sydney 
I. Wailes will take will take place November 27, 
is to be much entertained next week. Mrs. Randolph 
Miner, No. 649 West Adams street, will give a tea 
Wednesday afternoon and Mrs. Hancock Banning. 
No. 240 West Adams street, has sent out invitations 
for Saturday from three to seven o'clock. Miss 
Louise Burke of Berkeley Square will be hostess- 
at a dinner party Thursday. Miss Errol Brown 
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the wedding. She will arrive from Washington 
1 1. ( ... in time lest at the week's festivities 

"La Boheme" last Monday evening w .i ~ th< opera 
n for the entertainment of several pai 
Madam Hancock had as her guests Mr. and Mr-;. 
Will Strong, l>r. and Mrs. Donald Frick, Miss 
Bessie Quint and Allan Hancock. Later the guests 
wire entertained with a supper at the California 
Club. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark Carlisle had in 
their box Mr. and Mrs. Lee C. Gates and Mr. and 
Mrs. Samuel Wadsworth Schneck. Later the partj 
went to supper at Levy's. 

Miss Nina Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo 
Potter, gave a dinner dance last evening at the Hotel 
Van Nuys in honor of her cousin, Chester Murphy, 

a famous Stanford athlete. Mr. Murphy, who is 
a member of the Zeta 1'si fraternity, was captain 
of the '99 football tern. He is now practicing law 

in Portland, and this visit south was made an oppor- 
tunity for reunion with many of his university 
friends. The dance had the flavor of a college hall 
and was much enjoyed by the guests, among whom 
were all the season's most popular debutantes. 

* * * 

GOSSIP ABOUT ARTISTS 

Henrv Jones Thaddeus, the famous London por- 
trait painter, has come to Southern California for 
a month's visit. He is accompanied by Mrs. Thad- 
deus, and they will be much entertained while they 
are in Los Angeles. Mr. Thaddeus has had a studio 
in Xew York for the last three years and each sea- 
son he passes a few months at work in it. He has 
painted portraits of many of the royal family. 
Twice Pope Leo XIII sat for him, and he has had 
the honor of painting a portrait of Pope Pius IX, 
which has added greatly to fame gained by nuraer- 
our remarkable pictures. He is painter in ordi- 
nary to the Khedive of Egypt and enjoys the friend- 
ship of many European rulers. Mr. Thaddeus is i 
native of Ireland. He is a man of fine appearance 
and most fascinating personality. He has come 
to the coast in the hope that the trip will benefit the 
health of Mrs. Thaddeus and he will not do any 
work while he is visiting California. 

Carl Oscar Borg will give an exhibition of his 
recent work in Mrs. Idah Meacham Strobridge's Lit- 
tle Corner of Local Art beginning November 19. 
Mr. Borg has been doing distinctive work that will 
find favor with the public. The success of Norman 
St. Clair's recent exhibition in the "Little Corner ' 
proved that the downtown galleries are not to en- 
joy a monopoly of pictures. More than five hun- 
dred visitors went to see Mr. St. Clair's water 
colors and twenty-one of the thirty-one picture-. 
exhibited were sold. 

Theodore Wores is at work in a temporary studio 
in the Hotel Alexandria. 

The Puthuff-Austin exhibition in Blanchard gal- 
lery drew many visitors this week and a number ot 
pictures were sold. This exhibition appeared to be 
quite as sincerely enjoyed by artists as by ordinary 
folk. It introduced to the public two painters who 
will count for much in the future. 

The Fine Arts Association has leased the Blanch- 
ard gallery for a vear and will maintain a permanent 
exhibition. The pictures will be changed from time 



1.1 tune and man J valuable works of art will be 
shown. For the opening exhibition pictures 
promised from the brushes of Edward Hay. Frank 
Vincent l>u Mond, Guy ('. Wiggins. George H. 
McCord, 1 ouis \kin. A. R. Poore, Robert C. Minor 
Bruce Crane, R. Swain Gifford and E. S. Hamilton. 

At tonight's meeting members of the Painters' 
Club will display pictures from which selections wiil 
he made for the exhibition in the little gallery be 
longing to the art shop of Ford, Smith and Little 
Xo. 313 Broadway. This gallery has been turned 
over to the club, and oils, water colors and black 
and white drawings will be hung. Each picture 
will lie allowed to remain a certain time, probabl) 
two months, when its place will be given to another 
example of the members' work. 

Joseph Greenbaum will exhibit his recent por- 
traits and landscapes in Blanchard Hall for two 
weeks beginning December 1. Mr. Greenbaum was 
one of the leading portrait painters of San Francisco 
and lost all his pictures and other possessions in 
the fire. He has come to Los Angeles for permanent 
residence and has been working bard for his first 
exhibition. At Catalina last summer be painted 
a number of marines that, will be of unusual interest, 
for they show originality of treatment, breadth of 
handling and a fine feeling for nature. 

¥ * * 

Newspaper Men as Minstrels 

The Los Angeles Press Club will give a perform- 
ance at the Burbank Theater Monday afternoon, 
November 26, when newspaper men will prove that 
they have special talents in the minstrel and vaude- 
ville line. Dr. C. W. Bachman has charge of the 
arrangements. There will be a souvenir containing' 
contributions from leading writers for the press. 
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A Street Car Incident 

Early morning travelers to Los Angeles recently 
witnessed a little by-play thrilling enough for any 
spectacular performance. The conductor gave the 
starting signal, every one being comfortably aboard, 
when, before the wheels had turned once, an elderly 
gentleman suddenly appeared from somewhere and 
attempted to board the moving car. With one hand 
on the rail and the other in the air, his foot slipped. 
The conductor seized the free hand to give him a 
lift, but the elderly gentleman was unable to do 
more than firmly grasp the hand rail while his feet 
were just off the ground and his knees bumping 
the steps. He dared not drop for the car was now 
rushing along. The conductor could not reach the 
bell rope to stop the car without first loosening his 
hold. ■ Motorman and passengers were all uncon- 
scious of the rear platform. There was nothing to 
be done except for all parties. to hang on until some 
one signaled the motorman to stop the car. About 
a mile from Colorado street this happened, and the 
conductor now pulled in the elderly gentleman, 
bruised and jarred, but able to proceed to Los 
Angeles, having triumphantly made his car as many 
people do "at all hazards." Perhaps the passenger 
failed to realize his danger, for there has been no 
mention of any reward to the conductor, or ac- 
knowledgment of conspicuous service performed. 
"Soulless corporations" are often careless of the 
lives of their employes and the general public, but 
in the case of the Pacific Electric the corporation 
is very fortunate in selecting men who usually do 
their duty bravely, courteously, and quietly. 



Study of the Boy 

The boy has been the subject of serious comment 
the past week. In fact he usually is a subject of 
serious comment, according to present day opinion. 
In olden times he was given a garret, the cast-off 
clothing, and odds and ends not used by the family, 
and except when being made generally useful was 
left to his own devices. But now he shares the 
luxuries and pleasures of this fuller life and is the 
center of much care and thought that he may be- 
come the right sort of a man. Wednesday after- 
noon the Columbia Child Study Circle, a club of 
mothers, listened with much benefit to the Rev. F. 
M. Dowling, pastor of the First Christian Church 
in Pasadena. Mr. Dowling is a success as a father 
— no small compliment — and the sympathetic rela- 
tions between father and son are sources of daily 
inspiration to others. As might be expected his 
words were full of profit to the listeners. 

At the Wilson-Franklin Child Study Circle there 
was a most interesting address given by Mrs. Mary 
F. Clift of Chicago, whose work has been largely 
with boys who have become incorrigible (so called), 
those who have never had any sweet home influ- 
ence, or if they ever had any, have passed beyond it 
into the sterner precincts of correction house or 
jail. For ten years Mrs. Clift has given her entire 
time to these members of society. 

The Lake View Woman's Club became interested 
in juvenile prison reform, and as its secretary, Mrs. 
Clift put her whole heart into the work, giving 
it at last her entire time. In her opinion there is 
no such thing as an incorrigible boy. Crime among 
boys comes largely from a lack of education, and this 



she endeavored to overcome by education, not 
merely in book lines, but in the line of kindness, 
justice and a knowledge of right and wrong. One 
can easily see that her power over the boys lies 
in her faith in them. 



Uniform Shade Trees 
There is a very positive movement just now to- 
ward the planting of uniform shade trees, especially 
along boulevards and streets now being planned. 
The committee having the matter in charge is giv- 
ing it much care and attention. Beautiful Marengo 
avenue, with its arching pepper trees, is a home 
illustration of what may be accomplished by united 
efforts. 



Save the Park 

The great fire in the Arroyo Seco makes those 
who are enthusiastic over the beauties of this natural 
park more than ever anxious to see some adequate 
provision made for its preservation as it stands. 
This is the third disastrious fire of the present 
season. 

* * * 
All in One Class 

The Herald is waging vigorous warfare against 
the fake spiritualist mediums in Los Angeles. If 
it will also get after the local "psychics" and "seers," 
it will be doing a service to the public equally as 
great as that of exposing a graft which has been 
rendered as transparent as air in the past, but which 
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CONTEMPT FOR AMERICA 



Some Delusions of a Hindu Proselytist Regarding Occidental Civilization 

and tKe Degradation of Americans 



BY Till': EDITOR OF I'lil-: P.UII'IC Ol'TI.nOK 



This is a peculiar world in which we live — part 
of it. It is peculiar because the people who com- 
prise it are peculiar — some of them. Esoteric doc- 
trines and strange gods have captivated us — a feu 
of us. The religion that brought comfort and peace 
of mind to our forefathers has grown too old- 
fashioned. We don't find enough thrills in it and 
frills on it. The bland, pleasant-faced, smoothly- 
polished and most scholarly gentlemen from the 
land of the Hindus who has been striving, with 
infinite patience, to convert to his religious beliefs 
the benighted denizens of the west coast of darkest 
America, probably fully realizing the tame and in- 
sipid character of our religion, and knowing equally 
well that we are willing to accept the theory that 
religion of some kind is the basis of all forms of 
civil government — this distinguished apostle of an 
old faith, we started to say, assails the Christian 
religion in terms that are like unto sweet music to 
the ears of his devotees, knowing — this is the only 
logical conclusion — that with contempt for the 
faith of the pioneer builders of the American repub- 
lic will come contempt for American institutions 
in general, for American civilization. 

Now that the ice has been broken and our tem- 
erity has led us up to the point where we have dared 
to say as much as this, some force impels us to go 
a step further and quote a few lines from a daily 
newspaper account of Baba Bharati's expressions of 
disgust for the "much vaunted occidental civiliza- 
tion." Of American civilization Bharati is reported 
as declaring: 

"It has raised selfishness to a religious creed, 
mammon to the throne of God, adulteration to a 
science, falsehood to a fine art. It has turned holy 
matrimony into a farce, the marriage certificate into 
waste paper, connubial blessings into a chance lot- 
tery. It has made of man a bag of live nerves, ever 
stretched to high tension. lie has learned to call 
license, liberty ; breach of social laws and shirking 
of responsibilities, independence ; slavery of his own 
wild will, freedom. It has deified sensuality, glori- 
fied materialism, beatified sin. It is hinting at love 
as a microbe, reducing romance to illicit love. It is 
openly proposing the killing of chronic patients and 
all old people over 60. Humility is hateful in its 
estimation, conceit and brute force constitute its 
superior individuality. It has abolished reverence, 
depth of character, real genius, real poverty and real 
philosophy. Flattery is its juice of life, insincerity 
the substance of courtesy. Morality is mere senti- 



ment, sentiment mere weakness, constancy and 
chastity antiquated foolishness. That which affords 
instant pleasure is of worth, that which involves 
waiting to be enjoyed is deemed worthless. Gross 
material enjoyment, in short, is its heaven of happi- 
ness, its ideal salvation. In the language of the 
\ edas, Civilization is maya — the magic illusion of 
woman and gold.' " 

It is difficult to exhibit a generous spirit in deal- 
ing with such criticism of our civilization — of your 
civilization and mine. Possibly the ideas thus set 
forth by this mystic are too profound to be com- 
prehended by stupid Americans. We are "too 
light-minded," he says, "to grasp the serious East 
— the profound mind of the real East, the shadowy 
reflection of which is its external life." Possibly 
so. We American men may be, as he charges, too 
light-minded. So, too, may the sisters and mothers 
and daughters and wives of some of us have minds 
too light to fathom Bharati's meaning. 

We are in the habit of taking those things which 
are nearest for solution. The thing connected with 
this esoteric system of religion for which Bharati 
stands which is nearest at hand is its teachings 
about the position of womankind. If, as we have 
been credibly informed, one of its cardinal princi- 
ples is the degradation of woman to the position of 
pipe-lighter and slipper-bringer plenipotentiary to 
the priests of the cult, then, indeed, is it true that 
some of the people to whom the finger of ridicule 
has been pointed are light-minded. 

Bharati has opened a question which deserves 
the attention which it ' ultimately cannot fail to 
receive. The opportunities for research into Ameri- 
can civilization which he has enjoyed may or mav 
not have been limited to an element in our life the 
idiosyncrasies of which are generally recognized 
and to weak women who think they see something 
sublime in an attitude of adoration and servility to- 
ward a human exponent of mystic "philosophy," 
but whatever his field of study may have been, he 
has not failed to insult the intelligence of sane God- 
fearing and patriotic descendants of a race whose 
ascendancy is, or certainly ought to be, of more 
intense interest to every American, young or old. 
man, woman or child, than drivelings of "teachings" 
of the so-called light of India. 

Nothing is further from our thoughts than utter- 
ing a single word condemnatory of the widely 
known principles underlying the religious faith of 
the Hindus. The thing that annoys us is the oblo- 



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quious arraignment of western — American — civili- 
zation, which includes the Christian religion, found 
in the contemptuous words which have been quoted. 
It not only annoys us, — it brings the Puritan strain 
in our blood to the boiling-over point. But that is 
not the worst of it. Not only is contumely heaped, 
in polished phrases, upon American civilization and 
the God which our very Constitution-makers recog"* 
nized when they framed that instrument, but we find 
ourselves face to face with the fact that a teachei 
of American degradation has actually succeeded in 
surrounding himself with a kowtowing colony of 
women whose brains seem to have been turned by 
mysteries which are transparencies to well-balanced 
minds. 

But Bharati's disciples are not representatives ox 
the average class in America. Like them, he has 
allowed himself to become deluded. The average 
American, if he should stop long enough to read 
and listen to the anathemas heaped upon his be- 
loved country and its civilization by every hater of 
our institutions who sets foot upon American soil, 
would find time for little else. But when he hears 
a proselytist say that in America morality is re- 
garded as "mere sentiment, sentiment mere weak- 
ness, constancy and chasity antiquated foolish- 
ness," angry thoughts arise from his heart — other- 
wise he is a moral coward or too stupid to take 
offense. 

* * * 
FRESH SHORT STORIES 



No Bear Life for Him 

J. W. Shelor, a well-known mining man of Ari- 
zona and El Paso, who has been spending a few 
days in town, tells a good story which was related 
to him in Tombstone. It is about a Frenchman or 
an Italian visiting London for the first time. His 
knowledge of the tongue of the Anglo-Saxon was 
extremely limited, and his expression equally stilted. 

Meeting one of his newly-formed British ac- 
quaintances on the street one day he stopped him 
and asked, in a hesitating manner : 

"What does — a — polar bear?" 

"What does a polar bear?" repeated the Britisher. 
"I am not quite certain that I understand you, don't 
you know. Do you mean to ask what the habits of 
a polar bear are — what he does, how he lives?" 

"Yes," replied the foreigner. "Yes — I think — 
that is what — what I mean to — ask, sir." 

"Why, the polar bear inhabits the frozen regions 
of the North, sits on ice and eats fish." 

"Yes — thank you," quietly concluded the for- 
eigner. "I do not — think — that I — want to be a — 
polar bear. I have — just — been — asked to be a — 
polar bear — at a — funeral." 



Mixing His Genders 

Mr. Shelor had another ancedote — but was not 
willing to vouch for its truthfulness. 
."I will' not further cockroach upon your time,' 



said another foreigner as he arose to leave an office 
which he had visited for the purpose of seeking 
some information regarding local matters. 

"You will not what?" queried the perplexed Eng- 
lishman. 

"I will not further cockroach upon your time," 
was the reply. 

A light suddenly broke upon the vision of the 
Englishman. 

"Ah," said he, " you mean that you will not hen- 
croach upon my time." 

"Yes — that is it," was the response. "You will 
excuse me, but I always am getting my genders 
mixed." 

* * * 

The First Trip 

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from Maine, 

From Wisconsin, Missouri and Texas; 
They come in great hordes on each incoming train, 

But their numbers will never perplex us. 

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The Mantle of CHariiy 

The Los Angeles Playground Commission stands 
in urgent need of not less than fifty thousand dol- 
lars to provide for the proper equipment of the new 
St John street playground. 

None of the small city fund can be diverted to the 
improvement of this particular spot, as the current 
expenses of the five recreation places already im- 
proved will use up every dollar of it. 

The Pacific Outlook has urged upon the philan 
thropically disposed citizens of Los Angeles the 
great desirability of the immediate provision of a 
fund for the improvement and equipment of thestf 
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of cash or pledges — will be promptly acknowledged 
in these columns, and all moneys received will be 
deposited in the Commercial National Bank to the 
credit of the Playground Commission, to whose 
order all cheques or drafts should be made payable. 

Let Los Angeles demonstrate its regard for trn» 
well-being of the less fortunate young Americans — 
the citizens of the future — by contributing freely 
toward this most worthy institution. 

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OTHER MEN'S IDEAS 



Can You Apply This? 

"While it is a great thing to make sure that Los 
Angeles is always to have plenty of water to drink 
and to apply for other domestic uses, and while it 
is a great thing to steady and even to strengthen the 
prices of its real estate, it is a far greater thing to 
make it possible for hundreds of thousands of people 
to dwell within its suburbs on lands of their own, 
and to work for themselves in the midst of the most 
satisfying social conditions." — William E. Smythc. 



The Need of the Day. 

"Every intelligent man knows that the need and 
demand of the day, in every city of our land, is for 
the Christian citizen to give his time and money 
for the purifying of local politics. The public busi- 
ness is his business, and he must attend to it. The 
interests of the home, the state and the church are 
bound up together ; no one of them can be preserved 
without the other. The man who is too busy, or 



too cowardly to attend to his political duties is an 
infidel to Ins domestic and religious obligations. 
The business man can doubtless make more money 
if he keeps out of politics. The lover of ease and 
good society can gratify his taste by shunning the 
caucus and convention, but the man of honor who 
accepts the protection of a free government must do 
something more than pay the taxes that he is not 
shrewd enough to evade. He must be a citizen." — 
J. W. Barron, Albuquerque, N. M. 



Taxation of Colleges. 
"California has a valuable asset in the product 
of its institutions of higher learning. And that leads 
me to say in passing, the commonwealth is our 
debtor and the day should be near at hand when the 
state 'will not levy a property tax upon its own 
dividend producing assets. Fair play and a square 
deal demand a change." — President John Willis 
Baer. 



What Is a Pessimist. 

"A Pessimist — a large man with a small breath, 
trying to blow out a candle that isn't lighted." — Dr. 
John Willis Baer. 

* * * 
Wise Santa Monica 

Ex-Secretary Paul Morton is said to be the chief 
moving spirit in a syndicate of eastern capitalists 
who are planning to build a half-million-dollar tour- 
ist hotel on San Vincente boulevard at Santa Mon- 
ica, commanding a fine view of the sea and the can- 
yon. Not only is the site a historic one, famous as 
the home of the earliest Spanish settlers in that 
part of California, but Santa Monica has wisely 
placed such restrictions upon building improve- 
ments on the palisades that none but residences of 
the first class may be erected in the vicinity of the 
site chosen for the hotel. Many of the otherwise 
most attractive hostelries in California are not 
sought by wealthy visitors as generally as they 
would be were the surroundings more in keeping 
with the hotel. Santa Monica is on the right track 
in keeping at least one section of the city free from 
the possible ruin of artistic ensemble. 

* * # 

Try tHe Doors 

While the elevator investigation is going on, it 
will be a good plan to try the doors leading to the 
elevbtor wells in most of the big office buildings. 
Unless the operators have suddenly jumped on 
guard, it will be found that a large percentage of 
the doors are left unlatched, though apparently 
closed, while the cage is on its flight. It seems to 
be too much work for the elevator men and boys to 
give the latch knobs the proper twist every time a 
door is slid shut. 



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A Marvel of Mechanism 

C. H. Brigden, a Los Angeles watchmaker, has 
invented the first timepiece ever made to run and 
to keep time with a single wheel, and the wheel is 
not a gear wheel but only a perforated disc, so that 
the clod': might be called a gearless clock. 

A quarter-inch steel ball rolling on two inclined 
plates takes the place of pendulum and gearing. 
This steel ball rolls over the two inclined plates in 
just a minute of time and rolls off the lower plate 
into the lower hole of the disc, at the same time 
releasing the disc, which is always under tension 
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towers. The disc carries thirty balls on one side, 
and, when released by the rolling of the ball from 
the lower plates against a locking device, the disc 
turns the space of one hole, or one minute, and 
brings the uppermost ball into position to roll on 
the top plate and begin its zigzag course down the 
two inclined plates as did the preceding ball. Each 
ball rolls over the plates once every thirty minutes. 
This novel piece of mechanism shows great skill 
and gives testimony to the cleverness of the inven- 
tor, who belongs to the firm of Brigden and Peder- 
sen, 507 South Spring street. 
* * * 
"Where Science Should be Welcome 
Prof. Stabler, who has charge of the chemical de- 
partment of the University of Southern California, 
in an address before the Duarte-Monrovia Farmers' 
Club the other day, advised vineyardists to devote 
more thought and experiment to the scientific prep- 
aration of unfermented grape juice in order to be in 
a position to respond to the rapidly increasing de- 
mand of an eager market. He expressed the con- 
viction that this industry has a great future, if 
proper attention be given to it. The chief mistake 
which has been made thus far is in boiling the pro- 
duct, which impairs its taste and quality. Science 
should be accorded a welcome by all devotees of 
the agricultural art in its various ramifications in 
California. It is the man who gives scientific atten- 
tion to his labors in the field who sets the pace for 
his fellow-laborers and attains the highest degree of 
success. California grape juice has been extensive- 
ly advertised during the past few years, and now 
that the public palate has been cultivated the de- 
mand for the highest grade of the product is but 
natural. 



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COMMENT 

You may take the refuse from a modern thresh- 
ing machine and re-thresh it. and you will be sure 
to find some grain that has escaped the sacks in the 
first operation. So, with the ever-present question 
of the Southern Pacific monopoly, which has a 
peculiarly heavy bearing upon local affairs, repeated 
threshings reveal added food for thought. The In- 
terstate Commerce Commission is one of the ma- 
chines which finds new grain after each operation, 
regardless of the apparent thorough - 
A Common ness of the preceding threshings. 

Interest Just at the present time the entire 
Harriman system, which lately has 
been made to include the Illinois Central, is occupy- 
ing the center of the stage. What this giant mo- 
nopoly does in Illinois and on down to the Gulf of 
Mexico may not appear of profound interest to the 
people of California, but it is, nevertheless, of al- 
most as great interest as its operation of either the 
Union Pacific or the Southern Pacific lines. For 
each of the systems which does not enter Southern 
California itself is so intertwined with the more 
nearly local institution as to make the interests of 
all common. 

* * * 

Judging from the outcome of the recent state 
election, it looks as if the people of California were 
not as familiar with the ramifications of this tre- 
mendous factor in our industry and prosperity as 
they should be. There are several well-proven facts 
that all should know. First of all, every citizen of 
California who, directly or indirectly, has contribut- 
ed to the receipts of the Southern Pacific freight 
department has helped the directors of that cor- 
poration to pay ten per cent dividends on 
Freight the outrageously watered stock of the 
Rates Union Pacific road. It is an indisputable 
fact that the rates for transportation of 
freight on the Harriman lines should be among 
the lowest in the country, if not the lowest among 
all the transcontinental lines. But, on the contrary, 
they are the highest. The average rate per ton 
for all American railroads is slightly in excess of 
three-quarters of a cent per mile. On the Southern 



Pacific it is 1.014 cents per mile. Throughout the 
United States Freight rates have been reduced ma- 
teriallj during the past ten years, excepting on the 
Harriman lines. On the Union Pacific the rale 
has been increased during the same period. 

* * * 

Attention lias been called heretofore to the re- 
sults of research made by Joseph H. Call, who for 
many years was engaged as special counsel for the 
federal government in the prosecution of cases 
against the railroads. But they are of so important 
a nature that they will bear repetition in this con- 
nection. Mr. Call's calculations have 
Divided convinced him that fully twenty mil- 
Per Capita lions of dollars per annum in excess 
of normal and reasonable rates is 
forced from the freight traffic to and from that por- 
tion of the state south of the Tehachepi, or approxi- 
mately thirty dollars per head per annum for ever}' 
man, woman and child inhabiting this district. The 
chief cause of this is the virtual plugging up of the 
harbors along the California coast, which closes 
commerce by water between the Atlantic and the 
Pacific. The force of the monopoly is stunning. 

* * * 

Indirectly California pays the freight and gives 
the stockholders in the infamous Union Pacific a 
ten per cent dividend. Every man who ships a box 
of oranges, a barrel of wine, a pound of any of our 
native products outside of the state, or from one 
point to another within the state, and every man 
who purchases for his use any material 
About which has been trasported over either the 
Taxes Southern Pacific or the Union Pacific con- 
tributes his share of that ten per cent divi- 
dend. In the meantime the Southern Pacific, by 
controlling the state and most of the municipal 
governments in California, particularly the city 
councils and the assessorship, has evaded the pay- 
ment of its just proportion of taxes. Here are two 
concrete facts that ought instantly to appeal to every 
thinking man in Los Angeles at the present time. 

* * * 

A short time since a group of minority stock- 
holders, asking for an accounting from Harriman, 
the present arbiter of our destiny, received what 
they might have expected in the way of a reply. 
"Mr. Harriman moves in a higher world," is what 
a free translation of the words of his attorney would 
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In other words, "My property, gentlemen — your 

holdings are unimportant. A di- 

Harriman's vine right of control has been 

"Divine Right" vested in my sacred person. Ask 

no questions, but take what I am 

pleased to dole out to you." President Baer of the 

Reading system sat upon his throne one day and 

uttered somewhat similar words about the divine 

right of railroad kings and coal operating czars. 

Both took their cues from the historic pronuncia- 

mento of Commodore Vanderbilt when he relegated 

the public to the dreaded Inferno. No wonder the 

Public Ownership people think they see success 

rushing out to meet them half way ! 

* * * 

The operating expenses of the Harriman system — 
exclusive of the recently acquired Illinois Central 
road — are but 52.51 per cent of its gross receipts. 
The average of all railroads in America is 67.79 P er 
cent. When a freight shipper pays the Southern 
Pacific a dollar, less than fifty-three cents goes to 
pay the 'trainmen and for other operating expenses. 
A cent or so goes for taxes, and about forty-five 
cents is applied to the payment of interest on bonds 

and the fund which is drawn 

Where the Laugh upon to disburse handsome 

Comes in dividends. That fund finds its 

fountain-head in a state of af- 
fairs in California which has brought about an 
animated discussion on the price of living. It com- 
pels every resident of California and of Los Angeles 
to pay more for the things he eats and wears. But 
the luxury of high prices is something which the 
people have voted to maintain. They do not even 
seem to be awake to the advisability of compelling 
Mr. Harriman and his associates to pay as much 
taxes on a dollar's worth of property as they — the 
citizens — are compelled by their own laws to pay 
on their own property. It really is a gigantic jest. 
And the laugh is all on the side of the railroads. 

* * * 

To one who devotes much thought to the afflic- 
tion which the state and the city are compelled to 
suffer as the direct result of the continued control 
of the local political situation by the Southern 
Pacific organization, a state of mental perplexity 
is sure to follow. It is a question whether the 
ascendancy of the Public Ownership outfit will be 
any worse for Los Angeles, if so bad, as a continua- 
tion of the power of the railroad combine. Regard- 
less of whether Wilson's election 
Which is should be the outcome of the present 
the Worse campaign or not, there is little danger 
that the party he represents can gain 
•complete control of the city government, in both 
executive and legislative branches. One term of a 
Wilson administration would be enough to seal the 
fate of his party for many long years to come. But 



bad -as" such an outcome would be — a temporary 
madness — we believe that the perpetuation of the 
iniquity of Southern Pacific control will be vastly 
worse, viewed from any standpoint. One is a night- 
mare — the other a stony fast. 

* * * 

There is but one safe road to travel. That road 
leads directly to non-partisanship in the conduct of 
municipal affairs. The issue is not Lee C. Gates, 
nor Dr. Lindley, nor Stanley B. Wilson. It is con- 
trol of the people's affairs by the people. Regardless 
of the personal qualities of the several candidates, 
the one great fact, overshadowing all others in its 
importance at this moment, is that Dr. Lindley is 
the nominee of an utterly corrupt meddler in the 
affairs of our great municipal household. The so- 
called "regularly constituted Republican organiza- 
tion" is nothing more nor less than a device oper- 
ated by hands stretching out from New York City — 
operated so far as is possible for the benefit of the 

Harriman system of rail- 
Southern Pacific's roads ; operated for the pur- 
Mayoralty Candidate pose of helping it to escape 

the payment of its just share 
of taxation in California, its principal stronghold, 
and for the purpose of seeing that no legislative nor 
judicial action shall impede the freedom of its 
movements. The Weaver incident is not likely to 
be repeated in Los Angeles, and therefore the candi- 
date of the Harriman lines, whoever he is, may be 
depended upon to protect the interests of the power 
which elevates him to office. Dr. Lindley is lauded 
by his friends as a strong man. We doubt, not that 
he deserves all the good things that have been said 
of him ; but all the words in the dictionary will not 
hide the one fact which towers above all others — 
that he is the man chosen by the Southern Pacific 
political organization in Los Angeles to sign or veto 
ordinances that may be adopted by the council. 

* * * 

There is much of truth in the old saying that 
what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. 
Consistency is a jewel so rare as to be almost price- 
less. A month ago one of the Los Angeles daily 
papers brought forth the puerile argument — the 
term argument is altogether too dignified to use in 
this application ; let us qualify it by prefixing the 
adjective specious — that because Theodore Bell was 
receiving the support of certain undesirable voters 
in San Francisco he was not a fit candidate for 
gubernatorial honors. Now comes the same paper 
(which, we surmise, is the organ of the Southern 
Pacific combination in the city campaign, 
And Its as it appeared to be during the state cam- 
Organ paign) and after flinging the banner of 
non-partisanship to the breezes for a few 
days, switches about between sun and sun and de- 



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clares unequivocally in favor of another "machine" 
candidate! The spectacle is edifying, is it not? 
There is a numerous class that is always willing to 
join in the game of "follow your leader," regardless 
of who is "it." and the demagogy so apparent in the 
•rial columns of the Times during the past few 
days in particular will not travel the path of the 
Sweetness which is wasted on the desert air. The 
Non-Partisan campaign committee will be com- 
pelled to resort to some pretty sharp practice if it 
hopes successfully to cope with the combined forces 
of the Times and the Southern Pacific. 

* * * 

That the Times lias been playing a dual role is 
manifest. For weeks its editorial columns pro- 
claimed the virtues of non-partisanship in municipal 
affairs. Now. long after the nomination of Gates 
and almost immediately in the wake of the "regular 
Republican" city convention, it suddenly changes 
its uniform, joins the army of partisanship and de- 
clares for the nominee of the latter convention. 
While professedly espousing the cause of clean gov- 
ernment, it is working tooth and nail for the suc- 
cess of the candidate for the mayoralty named by 
the infamous Southern Pacific machine in Los An- 
geles. The attitude of the Times at this juncture 
must appear most ignoble to men who regard hon- 
esty in motive and in action as desirable qualities 
in the conduct of the editorial de- 
The Times in partment of a great newspaper. 
a Dual Role That the alleged "wobbling" of 
Mr. Gates is the prime cause of the 
sudden change in the expressed policy of the Times 
is a most transparent pretext. It is doubtful if 
any intelligent man believes this to be the cause. 
There must be a deeper motive, an ulterior influence. 
The hypocrisy of the Times, so manifest to one 
aide to probe beneath the surface — so flagrant 
must it be even in its own eyes — is a source of 
shame. That one man possessed of reasoning pow- 
ers above mediocrity should be influenced by its 
attitude surpasses belief. Its action is not a "wob- 
ble." It is an earthquake. In a great civic crisis 
the Times has proven a friend in need to the infamy 
of Southern Pacific bossism and a traitor to the 
cause of good government. To reach any other 
conclusion is impossible. One could believe that 
the paper were owned by the railroad. 

* * * 

One of the strong arguments advanced by the 
advocates of public ownership is that an efficient 
civil service law will do away with the danger that 
the great body of public employes necessary to the 
maintenance and operation of the various public 
utilities by the public might degenerate into a 
powerful political machine. Like many another 
pretty theory of government, this one does not work 



well when put into actual practice. Everything 
depends upon the character of 
Public Ownership the men to whom is intrusted 
and Civil Service executive and administrative- 
acts. With an unbroken line of 
mayors not only of the highest integrity but also of 
extraordinary capacity as public administrators, and 
with civil service boards wdio could be depended 
upon to act in perfect harmony with the chief 
executive at all times, municipal ownership would 
not be so much of a menace. Put there are many 
ways in which the most stringent civil service law 
i- possible of evasion. The operation of the federal 
law well illustrates the truth of the statement. It 
is this fact, more than any other, that makes munici- 
pal ownership dangerous, regardless of ethical con- 
siderations. 

* * * 

In the days of our boyhood we were taught to 
believe that the meanest man on earth was he who 
stole the pennies off the eyes of a dead man with 
whom he "sat up." We have always believed that 
this man was a pretty mean sort of fellow, but it is 
evident that there are meaner and more contempt- 
ible human beings. Last week news came from San 
Francisco that vast sums of money which were 
sent from various parts of the country for the relief 
of the sufferers from the earthquake and fire went 
into the pockets of public officials and political 
bosses of that city, instead of being applied to the 
purpose for which they were 
Species of Theft given by sympathetic Americans. 

That Shocks The Chronicle stated that the 
aggregate of these thefts prob- 
ably will be found to round out a million dollars. 
The world must stand aghast at this disclosure. 
We have been prepared for almost any scandal from 
miserable San Francisco — but this is almost beyond 
belief. The names of Mayor Schmitz and other 
prominent men have been mixed up in the story of 
ignominy. Inasmuch as some of the stolen funds 
passed through the mails, President Roosevelt has 
directed a searching investigation. We may now 
rest satisfied that if any man, high or low, be found 
guilty of having tampered with the United States 
mails in this instance, his punishment will be sure 
and swift. Thank heaven for United States courts ! 

* * * 

The impending case of the United States versus 
Schmitz, Ruef, et al has not yet assumed tangible 
form, but the local grand jury has begun the puni- 
tive work to which the state has set its hand. In 
spite of the braggadocio, bluster and threats in 
which the malodorous Ruef has been indulging, he 
and Schmitz cannot evade trial on the charge of 
extorting blood money from proprietors of restau- 



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rants and cafes who were permitted to transact 
business in violation of the law. The 
The Worm worm has turned, and the victims of 
Has Turned the rapacity of these men will take 
the stand against them. The feeling 
of pessimism regarding the'outcome in San Fran- 
cisco has suddenly given way to one of hope. If it 
is actually possible to reach out and lay hands on 
the mayor of that suffering city, it will be found 
a comparatively easy matter to apprehend the lesser 
lights in the galaxy of defiant, law-breakers. The 
pursuit should be relentless to the end. But Heney 
will attend' to that. Like President Roosevelt he 
is "de-lighted" to have an opportunity to bag big 
game. 

* * * 

The Chinese must go! The Japanese must go! 
The Korean must go ! The American must stay — 
in China. And if China retorts in kind, our great 
Department of State says harsh things, in diplo- 
matically veiled phraseology, to the representatives 
of the government at Pekin. We may boycott 
China and the Chinese all we wish, but just let the 
Mongolians try any of their Twentieth Century 
ideas upon us and "we'll show 'em." The "yellow 
peril" phantasm was dissipated almost as soon as 
some equally yellow journals conjured it. There 

is no "yellow peril," there never was, and 
Yellow there probably never will be. But there 
Things is a "yellow commerce," and the yellowest 

thing that jeopardizes it is the "yellow 
streak" to be found on the backs of the un-Ameri- 
can labor-strike-anarchism agitators who nest 
chiefly. in bleeding San Francisco. They are dogs 
in the manger. They do not want the work that 
the Japanese and the Chinese do in California, the 
work which has been a potent factor in California's 
greatness as a fruit-producing state, but they will 
not let the Mongolians do it if they can help it. 
We wonder why it has never occurred to the San 
Francisco disturbers, under the leadership of the 
valiant McCarthy, to try to organize the placid 
Orientals. 

* * * 

China is to have a constitutional form or govern- 
ment. The edict of the emperor promises the change 
as soon as his subjects are prepared for it. And 
they are preparing for it rapidly. The disasters to 
Chinese arms in recent years have awakened the 
people to the fact that there is something radically 
wrong with the imperial form of government. "Our 
country is always in trouble," is the lament of the 
emperor. To end the trouble he proposes to take 
to heart the lessons China has learned, and make 
ready for a constitution as quickly as conditions will 
permit. With the adoption of such an instrument 



and the radical reforms incident thereto, we will 

have across the water a people whose 
Chinese Do friendship will mean much to us. If 
Not Forget we desire to retain that friendship, 

let us not offer insult after insult to 
the Chinese subjects now in our land. The Chinese, 
like the American aborigine, does not quickly for-/ 
get. More than once we have been his friend in 
his hour of great need, it is true; but we have also 
exhibited, on occasions, sentiments that have been 
anything but friendly. It is a great pity that the 
political demagogues who write and adopt party 
platforms continually truckle to the baser and nar- 
rower element among the voters, and the minority 
of them at that. The time will come when both 
the great political parties of California will be 
ashamed of the anti-Asiatic planks which they have 
injected into their platforms. Nobody possessed 
of sense believes that these "principles" were born 
of sincerity. 

* * * 
The recent visit to Los Angeles of a member of 
Andrew Carnegie's hero-hunting secret service 
doubtless resulted in putting many a local hero on 
the qui vive. Just for the sake of good fellowship 
we shall hope that a few of the Los Angeles heroes 
will be made recipients of the bounty of the Laird 
of Skibo or Skiddoo or some other such place. The 
taint of the armor plate will not impede the circu- 
lation of the coin. Every hero ought to be re- 
warded, some time or other, either in this world 
or in the world to come. Most of the genuine 
heroes — not necessarily the kind whose names get 
into print — find that their acts of valor bring them 

nothing but misery here below. There 
The Search are plenty of heroes deserving of men- 
for Heroes tion by Mr. Carnegie's detective whose 

nam,es and deeds of valor will never 
reach the generous Scotchman through the avenue 
of information he has selected. We might name a 
score of them, right here in California, but one will 
do. We nominate Dr. Jordan, who has been brave 
enough, according' to the telegraph accounts, to re- 
sign as a member of the Simplified Spelling Board 
because that body took the liberty of committing 
him, without his consent, to such orthography as 
"thru." If this is not real heroism, point us to a 
case ! And yet we dare say the Carnegie detective 
will not offer the name of Dr. Jordan for the con- 
sideration of the distinguished spelling reformer and 
most egotistical gentleman. 

* * * 
Residents of Los Angeles who are compelled to 
traverse or cross certain thoroughfares — take 
Seventh street for example — will find cause of re- 
joicing in the action of the Board of Public Works 
looking toward the abolition of the source of the 
generous supply of dirt which covers the pavements 



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of those streets. In some portions of Seventh - 
it lias been utterly impossible, for some time past, 
see the asphalt. As one means of remedying 

this condition, the board is 

Unwelcome about to take steps to compel 

Street Sprinklings those who transport dirt and 

gravel through the streets to 
make their wagon boxes proof against the percola- 
tion of the earth carried in them. Fortunately we 
have a strong city ordinance on the question, mak- 
ing such littering of the streets a misdemeanor; but 
like many another local law it has lapsed into a staU; 
of innocuous desuetude. If half the city ordinances 
were enforced. Los Angeles would be in a position 
where she might contest with the rest of the world 
the title to first rank among its really beautiful and 
clean cities, as well as among the best governed. 

The venders of death-dealing foodstuffs have 
forty davs left in which to dispose of their soon-to- 
be illicit wares among a helpless, because ignorant, 
public; and it is perfectly safe to predict that tons 
of imitation foods of various kinds will be distri- 
buted over the tables of Los Angeles households 
before the first day of the new year, when the pure 
food law goes into effect. It is most fortunate that 
the federal government will supervise the work of 

enforcing the law, instead of 

Forty Days Left leaving it to state authorities. 

to Canned Garbage The fact that such a law as 

we have was found possible 
of enactment speaks eloquently of the power of an 
independent press, acting as the mouthpiece of a 
long-suffering people. When we behold what Con- 
gress is able to do for the relief of the people, we 
sometimes wonder whether our "state rights" prin- 
ciples are always the best thing for the inhabitants 
of the land. If the federal legislature could only 
get to work upon the solution of some of the prob- 
lems which are vexing the people of California, 
and to which the state legislature abstemiously re- 
frains from giving the slightest attention 1 
* * * 

Judge Marcus Kavanagh of Chicago, in a recent 
address in that city, bitterly assailed the criminal 
laws in operation in the majority of the American 
states, arraigning the jury system in particular. He 
asserted that the United States suffers more from 
the operations of criminals than any other coun- 
try in the world, chiefly because of our loose and 
antiquated jury system and the inadequacy of our 
laws relative to the punishment of malefactors. 
During the past five years, according 

Price of to his statement, 45,000 persons were 
Human Life murdered in this country — a number 
greater than that of the victims of ty- 
phoid fever during the same period. While but 317 



murders occurred in England and \\ ales in 1905, 
the aggregate in this country was 8,760. Nine 
criminals out of ten placed on trial escape the pen- 
alty of the law. These statements are enough to 

cause one to shudder. \\ hen we stop to consider 
the number of murders at our doors which go un- 
avenged, it makes the statements of Judge Kava- 
nagh of more intense and immediate interest. Hu- 
man life seems to remain very cheap, hut it certainly 
rves better protection than it now receives. 

* * * 

The much-discussed new rules governing the 
game of football do not seem to have rendered the 
game a whit less dangerous to life or limb. Al- 
ready three deaths and numerous minor casualties 
have been the outcome of the games thus far played. 
It was said, in favor of the new rules, that they 
would give the smaller colleges a "better chance" 
on the gridiron. They have. The coveted chance 
has been embraced by the smaller colleges, and 

nearly all serious injuries reported 
Unequal on thus far have befallen players from 
the Gridiron these institutions. Each death 

chronicled is also that of a player 
from a secondary school. If the immature and un- 
trained youth is bound and determined to "buck" 
more experienced and older athletes on the football 
field, he must take chances. But he ought to real- 
ize by this time that the contest cannot fail to be 
an unequal one, rules or no rules. There is one 
rule that he has learned in school — "When one body 
meets another body," etc., etc., (it has been many 
years, and we have forgotten the exact words). But 
the result of the contact is not a thing easily to be 
forgotten. 

* * * 

Talk of public ownership of public utilities sounds 
tame when compared with the newly inaugurated 
agitation for the- segregation of parents who are 
physicially. and morally unfit to bring strong, 
healthy children into the world. At the meeting of 
the American Humane Association in Chicago the 
other day one of the delegates in attendance, Benja- 
min J. Marsh, secretary of the Pennsylvania Society 
to Protect Children from Cruelty, created a sensa- 
tion by advancing this idea. "We should use every 
possible argument and means of preventing the dis- 
solution of families," said Mr. Marsh. "When it is 
shown that the parents are not the pro- 
Vice as a per persons to care for their offspring 
Heritage there should be no hesitation about tak- 
ing the children from them. There are 
many men and women who bring children into the 
world who are so dissolute as to make them unfit 
for parenthood. I sympathetically assert that some 
means should be taken to prevent them taking the 



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responsibilities of parenthood. We have hitherto 
removed children from vice. We are striking at 
the root of the evil and we remove vice from chil- 
dren. When we strike deeper we can but prevent 
children from being born into vice." 

* * * 

Just how far in this direction society may go, 
under our American code, remains to be settled. 
The right of the individual is one of the chief foun- 
dation stones in our system of government. When 
we say to the individual, no matter what his phyical 
or moral condition, "You shall not become a par- 
ent," we are issuing an order to which our Consti- 
tution doubtless does not assent. The evil referred 
to is a tremendous one, and its toleration unques- 
tionably has much to do with the degeneracy of 
certain classes of the human race. While the time 
never may come when the problem will be happily 
solved, there is no doubt 
Marriage-law Reform that it lies within our power 
One Solution to adopt certain practical 

measures which will afford 
some remedy. The question 'is somewhat akin to 
that of divorce. As the true solution of the divorce 
problem lies in reform in the marriage laws, so does 
the solution of the problem discussed by Mr. Marsh 
lie in the same quarter. If every state in the Union 
should erect greater safeguards about the marriage 
rite, making it impossible, for one thing, for disso- 
lute, diseased and over-young persons to enter the 
connubial state, not only would the divorce ques- 
tion be nearer solution, but the number of children 
born into vice would diminish at an astonishing rate. 

* * * 

Criticism Not Productive of Reform 

The police board evidently has not the respect 
for the civil service law which that instrument in- 
vites. Dr. John R. Haynes, president of the Civil 
Service Commission, says that recent appointments 
of members of the police force are a distinct viola- 
tion of the civil service law by Mayor McAleer and 
the Police Commission. If this is true, the members 
of the Civil Service Commission will do nothing 
short of their manifest duty -if they carry the case 
into the courts, and rest not until the violators of 
the law are punished. 

The only way to reform is to reform. Criticism 
will not do it. If any city official has been guilty 
of violating any law he has sworn to enforce there 
is no reason why he should not be held amenable 
to the statute governing his action. The great 
trouble in Los Angeles, as in most other American 
cities, is that there are not enough men in public 
life who have the nerve to "hew to the line, let the 
chips fall where they may." In the administration 
of affairs in Los Angeles there have been many 
laxities — a most charitable term — which have been 



allowed to pass without the reprimands they de- 
serve.. The present mayor has exhibited weaknesses 
that are worse than deplorable. Whoever may be 
elected to succeed him,, it is to be hoped, for the fair 
name and fame of the city, that he will be a man 
possessed of stamina and-. courage sufficient to 
prompt him to see that such laws as we have on 
our statute books are not allowed to remain dead 
letters. If such ordinances as those referred to, and 
those governing the speed of automobiles and mo- 
torcycles, and gambling, and street obstructions, and 
street railways, and a thousand and one other things 
are not wise provisions, the best way to ascertain 
the fact is to enforce them to the letter. 

The civil service law and the regulations govern- 
ing the actions of the Civil Service Commission are 
intended to prevent, or at least to reduce to the 
minimum, the spoils system in politics, among other 
things. If the law is unpopular or unfair, its strict 
enforcement will determine the point. But it should 
be enforced, regardless of whether such action 
touches the executive chair or the lowest grade of 
subordinate employe. 

* * * 
Let's Investigate 

The rumors of an impending grand jury investi- 
gation will be received in some quarters with feel- 
ings of delight and in others by feelings of trep- 
idation. Since the exposures of graft in San Fran- 
cisco it is surmised that there has been many an 
anxious seat occupied by public officials and pri- 
vate pets in Los Angeles. As a general proposition, 
an occasional investigation by a grand juury is a 
good thing. Whether anything wrong in the con- 
duct of municipal affairs be found or not, an in- 
quisition always has one good result. It "clears 
the atmosphere." There is a widespread sentiment 
that the atmosphere surrounding some of the de- 
partments of our government needs clarifying of 
the dust scandal which permeates it. Garbage cans, 
fire hose, rubber stamp acts, the outfall sewer, the 
police board and municipal building material — 
all have accumulated more or less dust of this kind, 
and it will be a good thing to have the grand jury 
wield the broom and duster. We ought not to be- 
come too musty. 

* * * 

Hig'rrway Rights 

The decision of the jury in the case of Leon T 
Shettler, who was accused of being responsible for 
the blockading of street traffic for three-quarters of 
an hour about six weeks ago, will be received not 
only by automobilists but drivers of all vehicles as 
the only just decision that could have been rendered 
in the circumstances. The primary question is 
whether the owners of private vehicles or the oper- 
ators of the street railway system have prior and 
paramount right upon the public highways. The jury 
took the only possible correct view — that a repre- 
sentative of the people who conferred the right to 
use a portion of the streets upon the railway cor- 
poration still retains certain privileges, which al- 
ways must remain inalienable. Mr. Shettler is to 
be commended for the valiant fight he made. If 
fewer citizens would refuse to be bluffed off their 
streets under circumstances like these noted the 
right of way question might soon be determined for 
all time. 



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THE DIRECT PRIMARY 



Brief Outline 



of New Legislation Proposed California 
Experience of Other States 



Will Profit by the 



Hv \V vi i i:r k Leeds 



[Pcnon interested in political reforms hive been rejoicing ovcf the electioi. of Walter R. Leeds, who w» one of the Republican nominees 
for the legislature. Mr. Leeds hail the support of many voter* who are allied with the non-partisan movement and lie is looked upon as one of 
the men who will stand unflinchingly for good government measures. It is known that he will introduce a direct primary bill as one of his first 
public acts. While he is a staunch Republican he belongs to the progressive class that President Roosevelt has done so much to encourage. 
Mr. Leeds is a young man. who is conservative in his methods of work. For many months he has been studying the direct primary laws of 
various states and he rinds that it will be difficult to frame a state law that will insure just the benefits contemplated by those who are in favor of 
wise reforms. He has been a resident of Los Angeles for twenty-three years and is well acquainted with all parts of the state. He will go into 
the legislature with a full realization of the difficulties confronting the law maker who would do his whole duty for California. The size of the 
state and the wide differentiation of commercial conditions and other vital interests offer many obstacles in the way of a direct primary election law. 

First of these obstacles is the cost of primary elections. This cost would double the usual expenses, for the primary election would demand 
expenditures quite as large as those- entailed in the usual elections. Secondly, the direct primary puts each man's canvass on the personal plane, 
and in a slate of the size of California every candidate for governor, or other state office, would be compelled to conduct a costly campaign of pub- 
licity. This expense might become a serious hardship since only the man of wealth could hope to advertise himself sufficiently to fix the attention 
of voters. In Illinois, which has the worst possible direct primary system, there has been great corruption. The law has encouraged political 
misdemeanors instead of guarding against them. Mr. Leeds has found that Oregon and Minnesota have the best laws for the direct primary, but 
even the practical provisions that have been tested in the two states have weaknesses that must be avoided in framing a law for California. Mr. 
Leeds has written for the Pacific Outlook a brief statement concerning the difficulties in the way of the direct primary. — The Editor.] 



The direct primary idea originated in Crawford 
County. Pennsylvania, something over twenty years 
ago. and is known throughout the East as the Craw- 
ford County system. At first its effect in Crawford 
County was almost ideal but in recent years that 
county has been known as one of the most easily 
controlled counties in "machine" Pennsylvania. 

As applied to counties and municipalities this 
system is good and can accomplish its purpose if 
the voters are honest and take the proper interest 
in political matters, but it is a serious question 
whether it can be successful in nomination of state 
officers, especially in a state so large as California. 
The prevailing cry now is to lessen the expenditure 
of money in political campaigns and it is feared this 
system applied to California must of necessity in- 
crease the cost of elections. A candidate for state 
office here must reach the voters of the entire state, 
especially if he is a man who has held no office 
before. To do this he must either maintain a po- 
litical bureau in each county or have the support 
of newspapers of wide circulation. But he must 
keep himself before the people. A poor man cannot 
spend a lot of money in this sort of a campaign and 
cannot conduct the office honestly on a salary of 
$3,000 per year, which is about the maximum salary 
of our state officials. 

I very much question the wisdom of applying 
the system to state offices. It would be better if 
we could choose proper delegates to a state con- 
vention. 

It is hoped the direct primary will give the inde- 
pendent voter, the "better element," a greater in- 
terest in primaries and induce him to vote. Other- 
wise the system can accomplish nothing more than 
we now have. 

The cry is that Democrats vote at Republican 
primaries, and vice versa. Will the direct primaries 
cure this? At a recent primary in Minneapolis, 



under the direct system the present mayor, a worthy 
man, was nearly defeated for renomination by 
Democrats voting Republican ballots for a man said 
to represent liquor men and one probably more 




Walter R. Leeds 

easily defeated by the Democratic nominee, who had 
no opposition in the primaries. 

An examination of the direct primary law of other 
states fails to disclose any cure for this. A voter 
who takes an oath that it is his "present intention" 
to support the nominees of a party is entitled to 
vote for candidates of that party. Possibly it would 



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be better to require an oath that he supported the 
nominees of that party at the last general election. 
But as a rule it is the honest voter, the conscientious 
man, who is insulted when asked to take an oath at 
a primary election, the result usually being that he 
declines to vote and stays mad for years to come 
and never goes to a primary again. The political 
rounder, the man who votes the ticket which pays 
the most, will take any old oath that is given him. 

Another objection is the great expense. Virtually 
the entire machinery of general elections must be 
provided. The state or county must, provide all 
ballots, every precinct must have its ballot box, 
booths, six election officers and all kinds of supplies, 
making the cost equal that of a general election. 

Most states having this system attempt to allow 
voters to express preference for United States Sena- 
tors and attempt to pledge legislative nominees to 
support that choice. 

In none of these states is there any penalty for a 
violation of the pledge — except the possible condem- 
nation of public opinion, and the public generally 
forgets in two years. In view of growing sentiment 
in favor of the election of United States Senators by 
the people some scheme should be devised which 
will be both effective and constitutional. 
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AMONG THE CLUBS 



The Federation Convention 

Club women enjoyed the annual convention of 
the district federation this week, for the programme 
was of great interest. Beginning with Tuesday, 
which was given up largely to social enjoyment, the 
delegates made most of the opportunity for dis- 
cussing topics of vital interest to the world at large 
and successfully subordinated interests that had not 
the largest relation to the broad activities of club 
life. 

The luncheon at noon Tuesday, given in honor 
of Mrs. Robert Porter Hill, president of the state 
federation, by the officers of the district federation, 
brought out many gorgeous gowns. In the receiv- 
ing line were : Mrs. Oliver C. Bryant, Mrs. R. W. 
Pridham, Mrs. O. Shepherd Barnum, Mrs. Wil- 
loughby Rodman, Mrs. R. J. Waters, Mrs. George T. 
Barr, Mrs. W. R. Dickinson, Mrs. George Sinsa- 
baugh, Mrs. Chester C. Ashley, Mrs. E. B. Root; 
Mrs. Frank Hyatt, Mrs. W. H. Johnson, Mrs. Mat- 
thew Robertson, Mrs. Andrew Lobinger, Mrs. C. 
A. Bronaugh, and Mrs. P. G. Hubert, president of 
the Ebell Club. 

The tables laid in the patio were decorated in 
violets. The guests included Mrs. Fred Jones, Al- 
hambra Woman's Club; Mrs. M. E. McFarland, 
Avalon Club ; Mrs. Herbert McKay Coulter, Azusa 
Club ; Miss Ariana Moore, Carpenteria Club ; Mrs. 
W. M. Griswold, Covina Club; Mrs. W. L. Peck, 
Compton ; Mrs. T. L. Bagley, Downey Club ; Mrs. 
Carrie Fletcher, East Whittier Club ; Mrs. D. Met- 
calf, Monita Club ; Miss Ella Bayakin, Glendora 
Club ; Mrs. Robert A. Blackburn, Glendora Club ; 
Miss J. S. McClure, Lompoc; Mrs. Barndollar, 
Long Beach Club ; Mrs. L. W. Godin, Averill Study 
Club, Los Angeles ; Mrs. John Finley, Boyle 
Heights Club; Miss Katherine Kipp, Busy Bee 
Club, Los Angeles ; Mrs. Ellen H. Wheeler, Badger 
Club, Los Angeles ; Mrs. Willoughby Rodman, 



Civic Association, Los Angeles ; Mrs. George W. 
Jordan, Cosmos Club, Los Angeles ; Mrs. W. E. 
Riddell, Cliff Dwellers' Club; Mrs. E. K. Foster, 
Friday Morning Club ; Mrs. R. H. F. Variel, Galpin 
Shakespeare Club ; Mrs. M.. G. Osmond, Highland 
Park Ebell ; Mrs. D. Wiebers, One-Hundred-Year 
Club ; Mrs. Isabella W. Hampton, Keramic Club ; 
Miss Doran, Los Angeles Kindergarten Club; Mrs 
Carl H. Harding, Philomath Club; Mrs. J. W. 
Hendrick, Ruskin Art Club ; Mrs. De Luna Henb, 
Thursday Afternoon Club ; Mrs. Lyrena Covell, 
Wednesday Study Club : Mrs. Fred H. Jones, Treble 
Clef Club ; Mrs. E. A. Pitkin, Wednesday Morning 
Club; Mrs. R. H. Hudson, Monita Club; Mrs. E. L. 
Spence, Monrovia Club ; Mrs. Carrie Pettis, Oxnard 
Club ; Mrs. M. M. Coman, Pasadena Shakespeare 
Club; Mrs. Benjamin Page, Monday Afternoon 
Club, Pasadena; Mrs. M. H. Lewis, Washington 
Heights Study Club, Pasadena ; Mrs. J. T. Brady, 
Pomona Ebell ; Mrs. John Waffen, Pomona Wom- 
en's Club ; Mrs. S. E. Lincoln, Santa Maria Club ; 
Mrs. A. M. Jamieson, Santa Monica Club; Mrs. D. 
H. McKevett, Santa Paula Club; Mrs. J. M. Dickin- 
son, Saticoy Club ; Mrs. H. A. Berkins, South Pasa- 
dena Club ; Mrs. C. Rundell, Ocean Park Club ; Mrs. 
V. A. Kennon, Ventura Club ; Mrs. M. E. Isham, 
Ventura Loma Club ; Mrs. John H. Repey, Ventura 
Tuesday Club; Mrs. A. H. Clark, Whittier Club; 
Mrs. John A. Logan, Tropico Club. 

In the evening a recital reception to which men 
were invited attracted several hundred guests. The 
reading of Mrs. William Douglas Turner was a 
noteworthy feature of the programme, for Mrs. Tur- 
ner has dramatic talent of a high order. 

The discussion at the council, held after the lunch- 
eon, went far afield, but many practical suggestions 
were made, even though none of the questions un- 
der consideration was decided. "Fraternities and 
Sororities in Public Schools" was the topic that 
brought out most decided opinions. There were 
strong speakers for both sides of the question. "Free 
Textbooks in Public Schools" was another subject 
of vital interest. The council was- helpful, notwith- 
standing the failure to reach definite conclusions, 
and it will be productive of good results. ( 

The convention opened at 10 o'clock Wednesday 
morning with the president, Mrs. Oliver C. Bryant/ 
in the chair. Dr. Warren F. Day made the invoca- 
tion and Mrs. Phillip G. Hubert, president of the 
Ebell Club, delivered an address of welcome. After 
the hearing of reports from district officers, Mrs. 
Robert Porter Hill, spoke on "Federation, in Cali- 
fornia." Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, always an in- 
teresting speaker, made a brief address telling 
"What Is Doing in the Club World." In the after- 
noon reports from newly federated clubs were 
heard and then addresses were delivered as follows: 
"Club Extension," Mrs. M. E. Robertson; "For- 
estry," Mrs. George Barr; "History and Land- 
marks," Mrs. C. C. Ashley ; "El Camino Real," Mrs 
A. S. C. Forbes; "Perverted Hospitality" was dis- 
cussed by Dr. Titian Coffey and Mrs. Barnum. 

Owen Lovejoy's talk on "Child Labor" Wednes- 
day evening was a plea for industrial reform so 
strong and so inspiring that it will lead to organized 
effort to ameliorate bad conditions in California. 

Thursday was devoted to noteworthy addresses. 
Mrs. William Baurhyte and Miss Cordelia Kirk- 
land discussed "Women's Need For Women," Mrs. 






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George Sinsabaugh spoke on "Art," Mr*. \\ . R. 
Dickinson on "Libraries," Mrs. C. \. Bronaugh on 
"Reciprocity," and Mrs. R, |. Waters on "House- 
hold Economics." The afternoon addresses in- 
cluded: "Our Responsibilities," by Mrs. Mary S. 
Caswell; "The Children's Hour." by Mrs. Marj 
man. president of the Shakespeare C"lnl> of Pasa- 
dena; and "Lifting the Burdens," by Mrs. I), (i. 
Stephens. 



Mrs. Adams Fisher, author and traveler, was the 
lecturer last Monday at the Ebell Club. Taking 
as her subject "( 'Id Nuremburg, the Ancient." the 
speaker gave a description of the famous city. 
touching upon its history, its art collections and its 
iple. Amusing stories sparkled here and there 
in the beautifully worded narrative, which was de- 
livered with the dramatic effect for which Mrs. 
Adams Fisher is famous. As a lecturer this talented 
woman of broad knowledge and keen wit has a place 
quite her own. She is a polished speaker, a clever 
thinker, and. best of all, she has tlit gift of humor. 
Her lecture drew a large audience, which received 
her with enthusiasm. Mrs. Adams Fisher's new 
book. "A Woman Alone in the Heart of Japan," 
reached Los Angeles from the press of the L. C. 
Page and Company this week. 
* * » 
THE WORLD OF ART 



The Borg Exhibit 

Within the last year Carl Oscar Borg has made 
himself known to lovers of pictures by means of 
studies of sea and sky, boats and wharves, painted 
with the imaginative power that counterbalanced 
what was lacking in technique. A clever draughts- 
man and a sincere interpreter of nature, Mr. Borg 
has commanded attention since he went out to 
the hills and beaches to translate the messages 
the outdoor world gives him. 

The announcement that Mr. Borg would exhibit 
his recent work at Mrs. Strobridge's Little Corner 
of Local Art has created interest among the many 
who expect something unusual from this young 
painter. At the private view last Sunday artists 
and critics were surprised by the distinct change 
in Mr. Borg's method of handling subjects always 
well selected. Except in a few cases the artist 
has sought to present what he saw with a direct 
and realistic force quite different from his earlier 
method. While he has achieved much, he promises 
so much m'ore that he is to be most heartily con- 
gratulated. The twenty-eight pictures shown rep- 
resent an evolutionary phase that is more than 
ordinarily significant. There are canvases on which 
skies far off and cloud-obscured are handled with 
a mastery that betokens rare talent. 

Still waters, deep and shadowy, and white-capped 
waves and stretches of beach tell how well the artist 
knows the sea. Naturally the marines and glimpses 
of harbor attract first attention, because Mr. Borg's 
best known work has to do with the sea. "Night's 
Mysterious Approach" is quite in the old poetic 
spirit. There is a stretch of beach upon which the 
distant little houses of fisher folk stand close to- 
gether. The night is grey in the darkening twi- 
light and the feeling of silence and quiet is cleverly 
conveyed. 

The largest canvas — the number one of the ex- 



hibition — is called "The Way to Sky land," and is 
the most ambitious picture in the collection of 
twenty-eight. This show s a mountain road that is 
climbing toward a sky warmly tinted and luminous. 

It is a typical California mountain scene which is 

offered by the artist, who has well handled the hill 
slopes and given good value to light and shade. 
"White Clouds" is a picture that will find man) 
admirers, for the sky is a splendid piece of work. 
Clouds heavy with rain linger above the hills. They 
are clouds to be remembered. "Sentinels of the 
Heights" is a tree study, strong in color and full 
of feeling. "Broken Reflections" and "Waters of 
ChrysOphase" are two pictures that show how well 




Carl Oscar Borg, the artist, has had a varied career, although he 
is only thirty years old He was born in Sweden and when a boy 
of fifteen was apprenticed to a decorator. Two yearslater he went 
to sea and, landing in London, he showed his ready adaptation to 
circumstances by earning his livelihood asascene painter. He 
worked at the Drury Lane Theater until 1901 when he sailed for Am- 
erica. He passed a few months in Virginia and then wunt to Can- 
ada. Mr. Borg lived in New York and Philadelphia in 1903 The 
roving Instinct took possession of him Again and he went to sea, 
this time on the American-Hawaiian Steamship line. He returned 
to the United States in 1904 and has been a resident of Los Angeles 
for two years. At one of the theaters Mr. Borg found employment as 
a scene painter and in his odd moments he began t" produce pictures 
that attracted attention by reason of their strength and originality. 

Mr. Borg can paint water. The light and shadow 
are cleverly treated in the picture called "In Cold- 
water Canyon." "After the Spring Rains," "Before 
the Squall" and "A September Afternoon" repre- 
sent nature in various moods. 

Most interesting are the pictures in which the 
artist uses dwellings, dismantled boats and broken 
piers as mediums through which he can give the 
human touch without directly introducing figures. 
One likes all the pictures that speak of men in their 
relation to nature, even though the puny things 
they build for shore or sea are without the essential 
elements of picturesqueness. 

Four water colors, studies of Little Italy at San 
Pedro, are crisp and full of warmth. The artist is 



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particularly fortunate in the results achieved 
through this medium. 

Taken as a whole Mr. Borg's pictures are to be 
admired and praised because they indicate talents 
diverse and distinctive. There is thought behind 
all the studies of nature. Sentiment and poetry are 
revealed in even the least ambitious of the pictures. 

The exhibition will be open for two weeks. All 
who appreciate the work of a sincere artist will be 
well repaid by a visit to the "Little Corner of 
Local Art." 

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MUSIC AND THE DRAMA 



The Opera 

Interest in the opera has been well sustained. 
Each performance has been given to a good sized 
house and all the audiences were most appreciative. 
Wednesday evening of last week gave us "Rigo- 
letto," and on this occasion Lacegott made his first 
appearance as conductor. He is a young and very 
clever leader, but of limited experience, and shows 
nervousness when he takes orchestra, soloists, and 
ensemble at once. His good work met with en- 
thusiastic approval from the audience. 

Tromben, as Gilda, showed the same defects, as 
in Lucia, but where she does not force, her voice 
it is enjoyable and her acting is really excellent. 
Thanks to Lacegott, she was entirely drowned at 
times. The feature of the evening was Antola's 
Rigoletto. In appearance he was hardily the 
crooked-legged hunchback of Dumas, and especially 
in the scene where he bemoans the unkind fate 
that made him so ugly, he was really rather hand- 
some. But there was no lack of realism in the 
tragic earnestness of his acting. His sonorous bari- 
tone is at all times fully adequate to the demands 
of the part and he scored a well deserved successi 
. Orelli, as the Duke, was not at his best. His 
voice, which is marred by a constant tremolo,, is 
not fitted for a bel-canto, and what he gains in roles 
which demand the heroic tenor is lost in singing 
lyric parts. Only Salvaneschi would have given 
us a thoroughly satisfactory presentation. The con- 
ditions that make it necessary for Orelli to appear 
as Vasco da Gama one night and on the following 
one as the Duke in Rigoletto are to be deplored — he 
is evidently paying for this overwork with the 
beauty of his voice. 

Lombardi as Sparafucile sang and played his 
part in every way perfectly, and with such a voice 
and intelligent dramatic ability he has a great fu- 
ture before him. Mary Millon, the Maddalena of 
the cast, was heard for the first time. She showed 
that she possesses temperament and natural material 
and with serious voice study should by and by 
amount to something. 

Vizzardelli, Neri, and Marina were noticeable in 
minor parts and showed voice and experience. The 
chorus was at last stirred from the phlegmatic calm 
that has heretofore seemed its normal state and at 
times achieved good results. 

A big audience filled the Auditorium Monday 
evening to hear "Carmen," but the most lenient 
critic could not pronounce the performance a suc- 
cess. Campofiore essayed the part of Carmen, but 
with evident ability, vocally and dramatically, she 
overdid both. Orelli as .Don Jose was hardly more 
satisfactory, and in their duet Bizet was nearly 



shaken into unconsciousness ! At times we could 
only recognize the familiar music by the good work 
of the orchestra, which was led by Guerreri with the 
same spirit which we have admired in him before. 
Both Campofiore and Orelli improved in the last 
two acts, but not enough to redeem the performance. 

We have learned to look forward with pleasurable 
certainty to the appearance of Antola, and his Es- 
camillo in no way disappointed. His singing of the 
"Toreador" roused the audience from lethargy to 
real enthusiasm. Miss Nunez was something of a 
surprise as Michaela and sang so satisfactorily that 
we had no regrets for the absent Tromben. Her voice 
is small but sympathetic and was used intelligently. 
Lombardi, who substituted for Canetti as Zuniga, 
sang with his usual success, but his fine basso 
showed signs of fatigue. Marina was enjoyable 
and sang and acted his little "rien" with dash and 
sureness. The orchestra continues noticeably to 
improve, but the chorus has settled back into its 
old-time calm and at one time, in apparent admira- 
tion for Carmen's dress, seemed stricken nearly 
dumb ! 

On Tuesday night "II Trovatore" was given with 
a splendid cast. Adaberto as Leonora was a treat 
and will not soon be forgotten. To say that she 
was perfect in every way is but to repeat. The 
Azuceno of Campofiore was more than a surprise 
and one could hardly believe that this was the same 
Campofiore of the evening before. Her voice was 
under better control, and she sang sometimes with 
a beautiful bel-canto. Her acting showed a dra- 
matic power which impressed deeply and at mo- 
ments could be called great. 

D'Ottavi, who sang Manrico, could hardly be com- 
pared with Tamagno — he had all the bad manner- 
isms of the great tenor — but without his voice. One 
can easily dispense with a spectacular high C if the 
rest of the register is good. D'Ottavi's voice is thin 
and appears to be produced from his neck — he 
squeezes his tones rather than sings them — and 
seems quite satisfied with the result ! Although his 
high C's brought much applause, it could hardly 
have comie from that portion of the audience which 
really knows and loves good music. 

Antola as di Luna was good indeed, but would 
have been better if he had not marred the text of 
his part in an unintelligible way. An apparent lack 
of familiarity at times excused the existence of the 
much condemned prompter. When he prepares to 
take a high note Antola is inclined to slight the 
phrase before it — a sacrifice of art which is to be con- 
demned from the musician's standpoint. Canetti 
was heard to great advantage, his beautiful basso 
showing the ideal timbre and depths, and it is a pity 
that we have not the opportunity to hear him in 
leading parts. 

For the success of the entire performance we are 
largely indebted' to the splendid work of Guerreri, 
who again demonstrated that he is an ideal leader. 

The demand from the gallery for encores is hardly 
sufficient justification for the numerous repetitions 
that may easily become a nuisance to the greater 
part of the audience. It not only spoils the artistic 
effect but prolongs the opera to an unreasonable 
length. We have not yet acquired the habit of 
leaving the theater every night at twelve o'clock. 



On the evening of Wednesday, November 14, the 
Los Angeles Choral Society, under the leadership 



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of Julius Albert Jahn, gave In Gamut Club Hall its 
tirst concert. Mr. Jahn deserves great praise, both 
from the organization and from the public, as the 
chorus numbers were given with much taste and 
uinli.Tstaii.liui;. The soloists wen- Mi-- Goetz, 
Ernest Leeman, Herr < >skar Selling and Mr. Jahn, 
Mis is an alto from New York. She has 

a beautiful voice which lacks freshness, but shows 
good schooling and is used with intelligence. Mr 
Leeman, a sweet tenor, who was "Crossing the Bar" 
with "Rose- in June." lias a voice worthj a better 
literature. Ilerr Seiling, the violinist, played \\ itli 
a beautiful singing tone and good phrasing Swend* 
sen's "Romance" and "The Bee," by Schubert. Mr 
Colby, who accompanied Miss Goetz, showed great 
understanding in his work and would help much 
in raising local musical standard- if he would per- 
form more often in public, as good accompanists 
are rarelv heard here. 

VERl >. 



Chamber Music Concert 

The first chamber music concert of the season 
will be given next Friday evening in Gamut Club 
auditorium by the Kopta Quartette with Mrs. Hen- 
nion Robinson at the piano. Wenzel Kopta has 
been rehearsing the quartette for three months and 
promises a series of exceptional numbers. The 
programme is as follows: String Quartette, op. 
64, Xo. 5, "The Lark Quartette," (Hayden) ; Piano- 
Violin Sonati. op. 24, (Beethoven), Mrs. M. Hen- 
nion Robinson and Wenzel Kopta; Violin Solos, 
"Andante from the Concerto" (Mendelssohn), "Per- 
petuo Mobile" (Ries). Wenzel Kopta; String Quar- 
tette, "Andante cantabile" (Tschaikowsky), "Two 
Waltzes" (Manuscript), (Dvorak). 



Musical Notes 

Ossip Gabrilowitch, the distinguished Russian 
pianist, is offered as the second attraction in L. E. 
Behymer's Philharmonic Course. He will present 
a big programme December 13 in Simpson Audi- 
torium. Gabrilowitch is not only a pianist but a 
composer and painter. He comes to American for 
his third concert tour bearing new honors, for the 
critics unite in declaring that he has broadened in 
technique and interpretation. 

Franz Wilczek, the famous violinist, will appear 
at Simpson Auditorium Tuesday evening, December 
11. Mrs. Hennion Robinson will play the accom- 
paniments. The programme includes a Bach num- 
ber which the artist has been studying for fourteen 
years. 

William Ludwig Piutti will be heard in a piano 
recital at Gamut Club Auditorium Wednesday even- 
ing, November 28, when he will present a big pro^ 
gramme including numbers by Schumann, Rubin- 
stein, Chopin and Liszt. An interesting feature of 
this recital will be the playing of eight of the pian- 
ist's own compositions, which have been recognized 
as valuable contributions to the modern literature 
of music. Mr. Piutti is an artist whose programme 
will be enjoyed by all who are lovers of the best 
in music. 

Anton Hekking, the famous German 'cellist, will 
give a concert in Simpson Auditorium Tuesday 
evening, December 18. 

Miss Ethel Olcutt has arranged a programme for 



Mar recital in Gamut Club Hall l-'ridax evening 

I tecember 7. 

Miss Bessie Bartlett will make her debut as a 

concert singer Wednesday evening, December 12. 
She will be assisted in Alfred Sessions. 

Owing to the recent illness of Mr. Pejc Storck, 
the well-known pianist, the recital which was to 
have been given November 11 b\ Miss (Mil' Chew 
and Mr. Storck will be postponed until Thursday 
evening. January 17. at which time Miss Chew will 
be heard at Simpson Auditorium in a line pro- 
gramme of violin compositions. After the concert 
Miss (hew will tour the Pacific Coast: Miss 
Chew is considered one of the leading violinists 
of Europe and America and has appeared in both 
countries with great success. 



Ade's Humor on the Stage 
"Peggy From Paris," George Ade's clever musical 
comedy which has endured the test of five seasons, 
proved a most enjoyable offering at the Mason 
Opera House this week. The company is above 
the average of those sent to the coast by the eastern 
managers. Arthur Deagon is a comedian especially 
fitted for the interpretation of George Ade's humor, 
and as Janitor of Honeymoon Terrace is a delight- 
ful and amusing person. Eulalie Jensen is a win- 
ning Peggy, while Olivette Haynes as Sophie Blotz 
made a hit, her singing of "Henny" bringing her 
numerous recalls. All the values were brought out 
most effectively, for the company, well balanced 
and well cast, gave performances in all respects 
pleasing. The charm of George Ade's humor, which 
is distinctly American, sent the audiences away re- 
freshed by the most homely wit leveled at familiar 
phases of everyday life. 



The Pit 

At the Belasco this week "The Pit'" has been an 
attraction that drew many from the opera. Splen- 
didly staged and beautifully played, this production 
is a supreme achievement for a stock company — 
even though the company has set a high standard 
for itself. Channing Pollock's dramatization of the 
novel by Frank Norris has been made with such 
art that the play is even of more interest than the 
story. 

The part of Curtis Jadwin, who is a' type of the 
Chicago speculator, gives Lewis Stone an oppor- 
tunity to reveal powers not brought into notice by 
the roles he has assumed since he came to Los An- 
geles, and again he has demonstrated that he is one 
of the few to whom a distinct dramatic talent is 
given. Moreover, he has learned to use his talent 
with a finesse that proves him to be an earnest 
student of technique. George W. Barnum adds 
much to the production, which he has so success- 
fully directed, by his appearance in the part of 
Gerardy, a comedy characterization long to be re- 
membered. Amelia Gardner as Laura Dearborn 
was as ever satisfying. Howard Scott as Sheldon 
Corthell again distinguished himself. All the mem- 
bers of the company should share the honors, since 
the performances were evenly balanced. Of course, 
the much advertised pit scene caused special inter- 
est and it was well presented. The singing of Miss 
Formosa Henderson was a feature that contributed 
to the completeness of this high class production. 

Although "Captain Courtesy" is advertised for 



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next week, it would seem that "The Pit" is good 
for another seven days. Scenes in "Captain 
Courtesy" are laid in Southern California, and the 
plot revolves around incidents connected with the 
history of Los Angeles. 



Successful Comedy 

"Nancy and Co." at the Burbank gave Miss Mary 
Van Buren a chance to prove how clever she is as 
a comedienne. Her lightness and finish of method 
supplement a spontaneity of spirit that is a most 
successful equipment for roles in which an apprecia- 
tion of humor is required. In "Nancy and Co." 
which is familiar to most local theatergoers, Miss 
Van Buren was much applauded. John Burton and 
William Desmond divided honors with her, while 
Harry Mestayer and Arthur Rutledge contributed 
a great deal to one of the most successful comedies 
of the season at the Burbank. 

Miss Van Buren will make her farewell appear- 
ance next week as Gloria Quayle in a revival of 
"The Christian." 



The Orpheum's Offering 

Vasco, the "Mad Musician," appeared to please 
patrons of the Orpheum this week. Why a man of 
pronounced talent should be willing to play a part 
so unpleasant to persons who are sensitive to sweet 
harmonies and human frailties is a mystery until 
one sees how enthusiastically the maniacal perform- 
ances are received. With his keeper following him, 
Vasco gave a fair presentation of what an insane 
man might do with various instruments, and the 
Orpheum crowds liked his "stunts." Harry Cooper 
and the Empire City Quartette did good work. 
Mason and Tully proved to be favorites and so were 
the Wilson brothers. Augusta Glose, who talks 
the cleverest and most amusing songs, presented 
new characterizations and new ballads which de- 
lighted the audiences. This young actress is an 
artist of the first class. She is beautiful and refined. 
She carries the atmosphere of the drawing room to 
the stage and is a refreshing novelty in vaudeville. 
Max Millian, the violinist, presented good numbers 
that did much toward lifting the programmes of 
the popular playhouse to its highest standard. 



Another Ade Play 

"The College Widow" will open at the Mason 
Opera House Monday night for a week's engage- 
ment with a Thanksgiving matinee in addition to 
the regular Saturday afternoon performance. Thi9 
play, in which George Ade scored one of his greatest 
successes, is an especially appropriate offering for a 
week marked by a holiday. It breathes the Ameri- 
can idea and the spirit of youth so delightfully that 
it will have a lasting vogue. The satire is delicious 
and the humor delightful. It is one of the plays that 
every one ought to see. The company that comes 
to the Mason is said to be one of the best that 
Henry W. Savage has ever sent out to the coast. 
Among the players are Louise Rutter, Estella Dale 
Bessie Toner, Patty Allison, Frances Chase, Rosa- 
lind Allin, Elizabeth Van Sel, Helen Torrey, Robert 
Kelly, J. Beresford Hollis, Otis Turner, Allan 
Brooks, Fiank Wunderlee, Wilson Deal, George S. 
Tremble, George C. Odell, John Fenton, Allen Ben- 
nitt and Earnest Anderson. 



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Belasco Theater 

Week Commencing Monday November 26 

MATINEE THANKSGIVING DAY 

The Belasco theater stock company will give the first performance on any 

stage of Edward Childs Carpenter's new play of 

Southern California 

CAPTAIN COURTESY 

The story of he play is located at the San Gabriel Mission and the neigh- 
borhood of Los Angeles, in 1840, It is the first play with the true, local 
atmosphere that has ever been written and may be expected to be the 
greatest achievement of the current theatrical season. 

Next Week's Great Attraction 

The Belasco theater stock company will revive its greatest success 

OLD HEIDELBERG 



Seats for Old Heidelberg will go on sale Monday 



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AMONG THE WRITERS 



A Modern Masterpiece 
Sixteen years atgo Lafcadio Hearn's beautiful 
translation of "The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard," 
by Inatole France, was published by Harper and 
Brothers. It proved to be a piece of literature so 
exquisite and so delicate in texture that the general 
American public did not appreciate it. and it was 

not until the small edition had been exhausted that 

the slow demand became insistent. 

Foremost among the booklovers who cried for 
more of Sylvestre Bonnard was C. C. Parker of I os 
Angeles, who has the keenest appreciation for the 
best among the wares he handles. Because Mr. 

Parker is one of the most enthusiastic admirers of 
the French writer, as well as a most loyal adherent 
of Lafcadio 1 learn, his friends began to appreciate 
the translation of what is a modern masterpiece of 
literature. Mr. Parker asked the publishers for a 
new edition, and. quite undiscouraged, he continued 
to send requests year after year. At last, he has 
the pleasure of beholding the grey bound volumes 
of a fresh imprint carrying the copyright mark of 
1890. 

"The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard" is a book quite 
in a class by itself. It has a delicate, indescribable 
quality that only the master of literature can impart 
to wdiat he writes. M. Bonnard, member of the 
institute, tells the story, if anything so exquisite 
in fabric can be called a story. The old scholar 
lives among his books and his dreams, and with a 
delightful frankness that is not senile garrulity, nor 
yet the talkative egotism of a young man, he tells 
his thoughts and describes his experiences. The 
author has managed to put himself so completely 
into the character that it is difficult to believe that 
he is not autobiographical, even though it is known 
that Anatole France was a man of less than thirty- 
five in 1881, when he produced the book that made 
his name known to all his countrymen. 

In recent essays on M. France's latest book, the 
"Histoire Comique." a writer in the Bookman said: 
"If you knew the author you would take up the 
book with the certain knowledge that its name prom- 
ised you hours spent in that land where you dream, 
you laugh, you wake to find you have wept. The 
word comique is the keynote of the author's phi- 
losophy of life, and to know its meaning as he 
uses the word is to look a long way into the spirit 
of men's actions." 

Sylvestre Bonnard takes this keynote of the au- 
thor. He looks out upon life with a smiling face 
and his view is softened by the haze of a wide 
learning that obscures all that is unpleasant in the 
real world. Perhaps M. Bonnard may be called 
a voting man's dream of what an old man should be, 
but that fact does not make the character any the 
less convincing. 

The first part of the book is given up to the reve- 
lation of a gentle philosopher's soul. The old scholar 
is often reminiscent and lie describes his quiet studi- 
ous life among his books. Therese, his faithful old 
housekeeper of whom he is a little afraid ; Monsieur 
and Madame de Gabry, his amusing friends who are 
so blase that life resolves itself into a pursuit of 
match boxes to the corners of the earth; and 
Jeanne, the sweet, lovable girl wdio causes the com- 
mission of the crime of Svlvestre Bonnard — all are 



splendid etchings made by the sharp intellect of the 

old scholar. Nothing is said of the crime until the 
second part of the book, Then the irresponsible old 

philosopher finds the daughter of his old sweet- 
heart. Clementine, in a school that she does not like, 
and. quite ignoring her guardian, hi' takes her home 
with him. Jeanne has a pretty romance that leads 
to her marriage with a young sientist. But it is 
not the romance that grips the heart. It is not the 
procession of characters that holds the reader fasci- 
nated. It is the marvelous art with which a soul 
has been bared ; it is the revelation of the spirit of 
the idealist that casts the magic spell. 

Lovers of books and lovers of humanity always 
must find a supreme charm within the covers of 
the Frenchman's book, translated with a sympathy 
and appreciation that only an artist in complete har- 
mony with another artist can command. 

(The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard. By Anatole France. 
Translation and introduction by Lafcadio Hearn. Harper 
and Brothers. For sale by C. C. Parker.) 



A Study of Dickens 

Gilbert K. Chesterton's "Charles Dickens," a 
critical study of the Fnglish novelist, is one of the 
new books that is occupying attention, because the 
author has contributed something that has the value 
of perspective and proportion. Commenting on it 
in "The Bookman." Arthur Bartlett Maurice says: 

"Mr. Chesterton's estimate of Dickens as a novel- 
ist is fiercely negative. Dickens's worth is not to be 
reckoned in novels at all. It is to be reckoned al- 
ways by characters, sometimes by groups, oftener 
by episodes, but never by novels. You cannot dis- 
cuss, he contends, whether 'Nicholas Nickleby' is a 
good novel, or whether "Our Mutual Friend' is a 
bad novel : for strictly, there is no such novel as 
'Nicholas Nickleby,' and there is no such novel as 
'Our Mutual Friend.' " 

Mr. Chesterton makes his meaning clear as fol- 
lows : 

"They are simply lengths cut from the flowing 
and mixed substance called Dickens — a substance 
of which any given length will be certain to contain 
a given proportion of brilliant and bad stuff. * * 
* * * There is no reason why Sam Weller, in 
the course of his wanderings, should not wander 
into 'Nicholas Nickleby.' There is no reason why 
Major Bagstock, in his brisk way, should not walk 
straight out of 'Dombey and Son' and straight into 
'Martin Chuzzlewit.' To this generalization some 
modification should be added. 'Pickwick' stands by 
itself and has even a sort of unity in not pretending 
to unity. 'David Coperfield,' in a less degree, stands 
by itself, as being the only book in which Dickens 
wrote of himself: and 'The Tale of Two Cities' 
stands by itself as being the only book in which 
Dickens slightly altered himself." 

The Chesterton book has brought out number- 
less articles on Dickens and pictures of Gadshill 
and other places associated with the life of the well 
loved author. Incidentally Mr. Chesterton's vagar- 
ies of mood and style have come in for more or less 
criticism. 



An Old Favorite Revived 

The revival of Putnam's Monthly, which has ab- 
sorbed "The Critic." means much to the lover of 
literary periodicals. The magazine has a flavor 



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that is distinct. It is evident that the traditions 
of the old Putnam's will be preserved and doubtless 
this newer generation will insure prosperity for the 
venture. In January, 1853, the first number of the 
old Putnam's appeared. It was the policy of half 
a century ago for editors to conceal the names of 
contributors, who were expected to write so well 
that the magazine would be proud to father all 
productions admitted to its pages. George William 
Curtis, Parke Godwin, Charles A. Dana and Charles 
F. Briggs appeared in the introductory issue, and 
later many other celebrities wrote for it articles 
that have become American classics. The new Put- 
nam's makes a broad appeal. It embodies many fea- 
tures that made "The Critic" popular, and it mingles 
poetry and fiction with essays and literary criti- 
cism. The Lounger so familiar to all readers of 
"The Critic" will gossip with subscribers of the 
new-old magazine. Miss Jeannette Gilder, whose 
pen, always sharp, never writes a dull page, will 
continue to give her point of view in this clever de- 
partment. She has reached a time when she can be 
reminiscent and her comments have the charm of 
mellowed judgment, since she acted as editor of 
"The Critic" for nearly twenty-five years. 



Notes 

"The Dragon Painter" is the title of the latest 
novel by Sidney McCall, who in private life is Mary 
McNeil Fenollosa, wife of the famous critic of Japa- 
nese art. Mrs. Fenollosa made her reputation by 
"Truth Dexter," and "The Breath of The Gods," 
her second book, sustained the brilliant promise 
of her first story. 

Miss Mary Cholmondely's "Prisoners" has made 
a deep impression in England, where the most 
fault-finding reviewers praise it extravagantly. 

* * * 
SOCIETY'S DOINGS 



Gamut Club Dedication 

One of the social events long to be remembered, 
because it turned a new page in tht 'history of the 
local Bohemia that is adding many distinguished 
inhabitants to its population, was the dedication, 
last Saturday evening, of the Gamut Club. This 
organization has received many new members re- 
cently and all joined in ceremonies that were beau- 
tiful and significant. 

The pretty auditorium was filled with the wives, 
sweethearts and friends of the distinguished men 
who belong to the club. Harry Clifford Lott began 
the programme of the evening by singing in cos- 
tume the famous prologue of "I Pagliacci." Mr. 
Lott was never heard to better advantage than in 
this number and his interpretation called out most 
enthusiastic applause. 

The active members made a dramatic entry. 
Singing the Pilgrims' chorus from "Tannhauser," 
they marched from the back of the auditorium, 
separating into two lines and meeting on the stage. 
It is probable that such a chorus has seldom been 
heard anywhere, for in it were many distinguished 
soloists. Leading it was Domenico Russo, the 
Italian tenor, and Tom Karl, the famous singer so 
long associated with the Bostonians, was a con- 
spicuous figure. In the chorus were Harry Clifford 



Lott, Winfield Scott, Charles A. Bowes, Frank H. 
Colby, Joseph P. Dupuy, Charles Farwell Edson, 
W. Francis Gates, William H. Lott, J. B. Poulin, 
Spencer Robinson, Henry Schoenefeld, Philo Becker 
and J. Bond Francisco. AdoJph Wilhartitz, presi- 
dent of the club, made a graceful little speech as 
soon as his voice could be heard above the clamor- 
ous welcome, and Charles Farwell Edson voiced 
the ambitions of the organization in a brief address, 
which was followed by the impressive rite of burn- 
ing the vices. Slips of paper symbolical of scandal, 
envy and malice were cast away and the president 
lighted a fire that quickly consumed them. 

The second part of the programme was given up 
to three soloists, leading artists who are members 
of the Gamut Club, Franz R. Leischner, the dis- 
tinguished Austrian pianist, played Liszt's "Senetta 
Petrarca" in a manner that delighted the critical 
audience, which recalled him so insistently that he 
was compelled to give an encore. Then Domenico 
Russo had a special triumph all his own. He sang 
the "Celeste Aida" aria so magnificently that women 
waved their handkerchiefs and men shouted 
"Bravo!" Olf course he had to sing again and after 
that he was brought back a third time. Last on the 
programme came Arnold Krauss, who was heard 
in two numbers that demonstrated his splendid 
mastery of the violin. 

After the programme there was dancing in the 
big banquet hall. The guests who did not care for 
dancing enjoyed promenading in the great hall and 
talking in the club rooms, where punch was served. 



Briefer Notes 

At the Press Club entertainment U> be given next 
Monday afternoon . in the Burbank Theater there 
will be a programme embracing talent from various 
artistic professions. The Lambardi Opera Company 
will be represented and the Orpheum will contribute 
a "stunt." There will be a chalk talk and the Press 
Club Quartette will sing. Other attractions will be 
numerous. 

Mrs. Lewis Clark Carlisle's reception last Satur- 
day afternoon was one of the prettiest of the autumn 
entertainments. There was fine orchestral music. 
The house was artistically decorated with autumn 
leaves and yellow chrysanthemums. Assisting the 
hostess were the following: Mesdames George P, 
Thresher, Samuel Wadsworth Schenck, Jay B. Mil- 
lard, Herbert D. Requa, William S. Cross, Louis 
Agassiz Gould, Misses Ethelwyn Walker, Edith 
Whitaker, Belle Whitaker, Sophie Nicholson, Ethel 
Graham and Ida Underhill. 

Miss Marion Churchill, daughter of Mrs. O. H. 
Churchill, has returned from a two years' trip 
abroad. Miss Churchill, who has been away from 
California for four years, will be introduced to so- 
ciety with her sister at a reception to be given 
before the holidays. 

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Burke are the guests 
of Mrs. T. P. Tupham, No. 1610 West Tenth street. 
Mr. Burke is city attorney of San Francisco. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Swift Daniels entertained 
last Saturday evening in honor of their daughter, 
Miss Margaret Daniels, who celeb:"!':- 1 ' her fifteenth 
birthday anniversary on that da}'. Forty guests, 
Miss Daniels's fellow students at Occidental Col- 
lege, enjoyed an evening of games and other amuse- 



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ments. A 9tipper at which a cake with riftcn lighted 
candles was a conspicuous feature was served late 
in the evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woolwine, No. 1114c ken 
sington Road, have returned from a trip to New 
York. 

Mrs. Ernest Quinan of Benton boulevard gave ;i 
reception Wednesday afternoon in honor of Miss 
< >tic Chew, the English violinist. Mrs. Quinan 
has a wide acquaintance with musicians in all parts 
of the world, for previous to her residence in Cali- 
fornia she was closely associated with artists, among 
wl-oni Mr. Quinan was recognized as a violinist of 
the first rank. The reception proved to be of special 

interest to the lovers of music who passed several 
pleasant hours at the home where the professional 
and amateur musicians always find an inspiring 
welcome. 

Mrs. R. 1!. Williamson of Park View avenue gave 
a large luncheon Thursday. 

( ine of the prettiest receptions of the week was 
given by Mrs. Theodore Simpson, No. 1053 South 
( Hive street, who entertained for Mrs. Alexander 
Stout. 

Madame Severance has invited a few friends to a 
conversation tomorrow afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Avery McCarthy of Redondo 
gave a dinner last Monday at the Hotel Van Nuys 
in honor of Miss Adelaide Brown, whose approach- 
ing marriage to Sidney I. Wailes has been the in- 
spiration for many beautiful entertainments. The 
large round table was decorated with much orig- 
inality. The center-piece was a great mound of pink 
roses. Other pink roses and the tiniest of electric 
lamps were scattered over the table. Diminutive 
suit cases and trunks suggested the' wedding journey 
and numerous toys were used with amusing sig- 
nificance. Before the guest of honor were place a 
miniature stove and cooking utensils. The guests 
present included: Mrs. Thomas Brown, Mr. and 
Mrs. Hancock Banning and Misses Erroll Brown of 
Washington, Louise Burke, Nina Jones, Grace Mel- 
ius, Inez Clark, Anne Patton, Marietta Havens, and 
Messrs. H. G. Banning, Henry Van Dyke, Norwood 
and Volney Howard, Carleton Burke, Guerney New- 
lin, Leo Chandler, Tom Brown and Captain William 
Banning. 

Hon. and Mrs. Stephen W. Dorsey have returned 
from a visit of several months in England. Miss 
Maude Manuelle of London, who will pass the win- 
ter as Mrs. Dorsey's guest, came with them. 

Mrs. Charles T. Howland of Harvard boulevard 
will give a card party next 'Wednesday afternoon 
in honor of her niece, Miss Margaret Woollacott, 
one of the season's debutantes. 

Mrs. John G. Johnston, No. 947 West Thirtieth 
street, entertained Thursday afternoon in honor of 
Miss Adelaide Brown. 

The Rev. Owen Lovejoy, assistant secretary of the 
National Child Labor Committee, has been enter- 
tained at the home' of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hooker 
during his visit in Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Charles E. Higbee of Denver, Colorado, will 
lie the guest of Mrs. Elmer F. Woodbury of La 
Casa Grande. Pasadena, for the winter. Mrs. Hig- 
bee has many friends in Los Angeles. 

Mrs. William M. Lewis gave a luncheon last 



Monday for Mrs. Adna K. Chaffee. Covers wen- 
laid for Mines. \\ . T. Johnston. William I.. Graves 
Ruins II. Ilcrron. John II. Norton, Charles Vn 
thonv. Frank Burnett, \\ . D, Woolwine and E. W. 
Britt 

The Colonial Dames will hold ;i meeting once a 
month, at which members from everj state will be 

welcome. The members will take turns serving as 

sses. 
Mrs. A. C. Balch gave a luncheon Tuesday at 
the California Club in honor of her guest. Miss 

Miriam Strong of Portland. Oregon, who is visiting 
her at the Angelus. Covers were laid for Miss 
Susie Carpenter, Miss Annie Van Nuys, Miss Kath- 
erine Clover, Miss Inez Clark, Miss Anita Patton. 
Miss Helen Chaffee, Miss Margaret Lee. Miss Edith 
Ilcrron. Miss Gwendolyn Laughlin, Miss Gurnsey, 
Miss McClary. Mis.-, Helen \\ 'ells. Miss Grace Row- 
ley, Miss Florence Silent, Miss Alberta Denis, Mi.^s 
Pearl Sceley. Miss Helen Newlin, Miss Mary Hub- 
bell, Miss Huston Bishop and Miss Clara Mercerau. 
Mrs. Randolph Miner's tea Wednesday afternoon 
in honor of Miss Adelaide Brown was one of the 
most beautifully arranged entertainments of the sea- 
son. The handsome house, No. 649 West Adams 
street, was artistically decorated with flowers and 
greenery. The gowns of the receiving party were 
more gorgeous than any displayed at a similar re- 
ception this season, which has been notable for the 
diversity and elaborateness of the women's cos- 
tumes. 

.Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Van Nuys and Miss Annie Van 
Nuys entertained Tuesday evening at their home, 
No. 1445 West Sixth street, at a dancing party. 
Several hundred guests were invited in honor of 
Miss Adelaide Brown and Miss Frances Coulter. 
The floral decorations were elaborate. The supper 
tables were ornamented with tulle bows and Shasta 
daisies. Miss Brown's attendants chosen for her 
wedding next week were seated with her at one 
table and Miss Coulter and her bridesmaids were 
placed at another. 

Miss Margaret Tate, daughter of Mrs. John C. 



"The: Auditorium 

"Theatre Beautiful" 



by the 



Lambardi Grand Opera 

Company 

Mario Lombardi, Impresario 



FOURTH WEEK 

CHOPIN 

Monday night, Nov. 26; Thursday night, Nov. 29. Saturday matinee. Dec. I 

I PAGUACCI and BARBER OF SEVILLE 

Tuesday night. Nov. 27 
Friday night. Nov. 30 

CAVALLERIA PUSTICANA 
Wednesday night, Nov. 28 
Saturday night, Dec. 1 

FIFTH WEEK 

LA TOSCA 

Monday night, Dec. 3 Tuesday night, Dec. 4 

Scenery. Costumes and Decorations from Milan, Italy 

The Auditorium is the only fire-proof theatre in the city 

"Theatre Beautiful" 

Curtain evening. 8 o'clock; Matinee, 2 o'clock 
Doors open. Evening 7:30: Matinee 1:30 



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Tate of Kansas City, and Dr. Joseph W. Sherer 
were married Wednesday at noon in the apartments 
of the bride's mother at the Hotel Heinzeman. Af- 
ter a trip to Europe Dr. and Mrs. Sherer will be at 
home in Kansas City. Mrs. Sherer will be remem- 
bered as the guest of Mrs. Erasmus Wilson, No. 7 
Chester Place. Her visit last winter was memorable 
for many entertainments in her honor. 

In honor of Miss Frances Coulter, Miss Alice 
Harpham and Miss Adele Brodtbeck will give a 
luncheon Wednesday at the home of Miss Harp- 
ham, No. 747 South Burlington avenue. The Misses 
Chapman of North Soto street will entertain for 
Miss Coulter Friday at a luncheon. 

Mrs. Milo M. Potter and her daughter, Miss Nina 
Jones, have gone to Santa Barbara for a few weeks. 

CROWN CITY TOPICS 



The Judge-Father 

Judge H. H. Klamroth of Pasadena, who presided 
over the Los Angeles Juvenile Court Association 
last Saturday, deserved the honor of starting this 
organization upon its career of usefulness, for it 
was he who first advocated here the need of a 
juvenile court. During Judge Klamroth's service 
in the justice court of Pasadena he has been a most 
patient and persistent worker among young of- 
fenders. 

No boy under arrest, if brought to his court, 
has ever been summarily sentenced and sent out. 
On the contrary the boy's case is thoroughly looked 
into, his home surroundings, his associates, his 
teachers and everything pertaining to the boy's life 
passes in panoramic view before Judge Klamroth's 
sympathetic mind. The most likely cause of the 
boy's downfall is found out, and this cause removed, 
and then the boy tries again. Only the most hard- 
ened offenders ever receive anything like severe 
treatment. . The boys all respect Judge Klamroth 
and have faith in his judgment, and fondly tell 
anecdotes of the unusual sentences decreed by "His 
Honor" — how one boy is sentenced for a stated 
time to go to bed each night upon his return from 
school; another must do a certain amount of work 
each day at home, and various other sane and sensi- 
ble decrees tending to keep the boys out of mis- 
chief. In the greater number of cases' boys are 
brought back to right living. 



Unique Among Autos 

The Braley Garage now shelters the new auto- 
truck especially constructed to climb the trail up 
Mount Wilson, and transport to the Carnegie Solar 
Observatory stationed there the five-foot lens for 
the new solar telescope. The new truck will be put 
to immediate use in carrying timbers and heavy 
materials to be used in finishing the widening of 
the trail to the summit. Pasadenans interested in 
the "motor game" examine with interest the peculiar 
mechanism of the construction which permits each 
wheel to run independently, and speculate upon the 
force of the propelling power furnished by the com- 
bination of electricity and gasoline. The new auto- 
truck is a vast improvement upon the giant old 
truck pulled by a horse, and steered by a man 
walking behind, which carried up much of the ma- 



terial used in building "the Monastery," the home of 
the astronomers. The new auto-truck (as was the 
old) has been made after suggestions given by 
Professor Hale and Dr. Richie, astronomers in 
charge. 



The Revellers 

On Friday evening the Revellers' Club, an organi- 
zation of young men which did so much last winter 
to make the season an enjoyable one for the younger 
set, gave their first dance at the Shakespeare Club 
House. There are said to be ten new men on the 
membership list this year, all new comers in Pasa- 
dena ; and the fortunate coterie of young girls who 
are the usual guests of the club have reserved for. 
the Revellers' meet the four important dates of De- 
cember 27, January 15, February 8, April 2, and this 
year as last they will be social events. The young 
men making up the committee of entertainment 
this year are Lloyd Guyer, Sam Hinds, Mac Blank- 
enhorn, Sumner Christy, .Will Holt and Harry 
Lindsay. 



Mr. and Mrs. John E. Marble gave a box party 
at the opera this week in honor of Ernest Whitcomb 
of Worcester, Mass. 

Norman Hackett of the Louis James Company 
was entertained in Pasadena by Congressman Mac 
Lachlan, meeting several former classmates of the 
Michigan University, at a stag dinner given at the 
MacLachlan home on Marengo avenue and Cali- 
fornia street. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Phillips, No. 1075 South Mo- 



La Casa Grande Hotel 

Pasadena, California 

American Plan — $2.50 a day and upwards; $J5 
a week and upwards. Boavd with room in 
adjoining: cottages $12.50 a week. Table 
Board $f0 a week. Send for illustrated 
pamphlet. <£ .a* ^ £• 

ELMER. WOODBURY, Manager 



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George Pedley, Manager 30 Years Experience 

An Up-to-Date Drug Store at Pasadena. 

Cor. Euclid. Jhvenue and Colorado Street 



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line avenue, gave a reception Monday afternoon in 
bration of their golden wedding anniversary. 
Mr-. M. E. Skinner, Mrs. Rebecca Peebles, Miss 
Leah Phillips and Miss Kate Pollock assisted the 
-- m receiving the guests. 
Madame Yulisse, a singer of note, has recently 
arrived in Pasadena and is a guest at the home of 
her brother, Hr. \Y. C. Smith of No. 507 Fair ' 
avenue. Madame Yjulisse is a pupil of Marchesi 
and lias spent man} years abroad bofh in study and 
operatic singing, having been a member of the Carl 
Rosa < Ipera Company. 

The Shakespeare Club felt unusual interest in the 
meetings of the Los Angeles District Federation of 

Women's Clubs because of the prominence' of its 
presidents — Mrs. W. IX Turf)er. the president of 
last year, whose dramatic talent i- a gpurce oi con- 
tinual pleasure in the club, and Mrs. M. M. Coman. 
the present president, whose sweet presence and 
facile pen helps along every good cause begun in 
this community. 

Mrs. Elmer F. Woodbury has been chosen queen 
of the Tournament of Roses and she will select 
twenty beautiful girls for her court. Mrs. Wood- 
bury is a tall, handsome brunette of stately carriage. 
Her robes of state will he of topaz and amethyst 
velvet trimmed with ermine, and her attendants 
will he attired in the style now recptired for pre- 
sentation in the drawing rooms of King Edward. 
For the parade a gorgeous float will be prepared for 
the queen and her ladies in waiting. Mrs. Wood- 
bury took the part of the Queen of Sheba in the 
Mardi Gras at New Orleans in iyoo and the follow- 
ing vear impersonated the Empress Josephine in 
the same fete. Later in San Francisco she was 
queen of the Schiller-Goethe carnival given by the 
German residents of San Francisco for the purpose 
of creating a fund to buy the statues of the Ger- 
man poets for Golden Gate Park. This will be the 
fourth time she has impersonated royalty in a public 
carnival. 

* * * 

Has Hearst "Come To?" 

The cheering news has come from New York that 
Mr. Hearst, after having failed to purchase a nomi- 
nation for the presidency, and more recently having 
reached the parting of the ways in the state of New 
York, has decided to turn back and pursue public 
office no more. He has learned there are some 
things that even millions will not buy, and he is 
a wiser,, though poorer, man as the result of his 
experiences. The career of Hearst up to this point 
runs along lines akin to those traversed by the 
Hero of Alphonse Dauclet's "The Nabob." But one- 
thing is lacking to complete the analogy, and that 
is the loss of the Hearst fortune. The fallen dema- 
gogue is reported as saying: 

"T shall never again be a candidate. However, I 
shall continue to reside in New York and advocate 
and support the principles of reform which I have 
always stood for; but these principles are now suffi- 
ciently understood by the general public for it to 
be no longer necessary for me to be a candidate. 

"You probably know it is by no means pleasant 
to be a candidate. I am glad that in the future it is 
to be my privilege to stand for the principles of 
government which I have always advocated with- 
out being a candidate for office." 



It is a sad tale of woe. boiled down to a few 
pointed words. Hearst may rest assured that the 
principles for which he stands certainly are "suffi- 
ciently undersl 1 bj the general public." And the 

voice of New York is the first warning note of the 
\ ox populi. 

* * ¥ 

The Unforg'etting Public 

"The scandal about the management of the Whit- 
tier Reform School is not one of the kind to be a 
nine-days' subject and then be lost sight of," said the 
Los Angeles Times January 15. i.X<)j, in discussing 
1 he scandal of that year. "The public has a long 
memory." 




STRICK & ZEIDLER 
THE H. P. NELSON 
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P IANOS 



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Tuning and Repairing of the highest merit. 

Eighteen years' experience in 

Los Angeles 

F. W. KRINGEL 

845 South Spring Street 




Pope 

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Electric 



T HE POPE- WAVERLY Electric is the carriage for all the family, and 
to every member it is more than a mere machine. Its readiness, its 
ease of control, the gentle speed with which it lures you out to where the 
air is fresh j nd pure, and the way it adds to the sheer joy of living will 
engender an affection for your Pope-Waverly Electric that has never been 
lavished before on an inanimate object. 

B. L. BROWN, Representative 



1136 South Main St. 



Los Angeles, Cat. 



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THE FOG-SEA 

Mount Wilson's PeaK, California 



By Dora Omphant-Coe 



No ship ever sailed on this silent sea's breast; 
No wandering barque on its billows may rest. 
As still as God's Thought of Creation it rolls, 
The earth-prototype of that Ocean of Souls 
Which surges, unfettered, through vastness of space, 
Awaiting the gift of a form and a face. 



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A "Chinatown" for tKe Exposition 

orge Lent, one of the prominent merchants of 
the Los Angeles Chinese colony, has conic forward 
with a plan for the establishment of an entirely new 

Chinatown in this city. He suggests that five acres 
be set aside for the exclusive use of the colony. 
that buildings modeled on purely oriental lines 
be erected, and that the little city' within a city 
be made as purely Chinese in its aspect as if it were 
a few blocks taken from the heart of Canton or 
Pekin. In order to accomplish this it will be neces- 
sary to enlist the co-operation of between half a 
million and a million of American dollars — no brass 
"cash" allowed. 

The quaint idea is worthy of some consideration. 
The old Chinatown of SanFrancisco was for many 
years one of the chief attractions to visitors to the 
coast. It was. in fact, the only institution of its 
kind in America. Vet, with the exception of here 
and there a "joss house," usually nothing more than 
an old bit of American architecture with the front 
slightly remodeled, and the interior decorations of 
some of the more popular resorts, there was little 
of China about the San Francisco Chinatown ex- 
cept the Chinese inhabitants and their mode of life. 

Los Angeles has taken the first step toward a 
record-breaking international exposition for 1915, 
or a year or two one way or the other. What 
greater attraction than a Chinatown that is a faith- 
ful replica of a town of China? It could be made 
one of the most fascinating features of the great 
exposition. But a new Chinatown would not be 
half so attractive to the average visitor as one bear- 
ing sufficient earmarks of age to relieve it of a 
"made to order" appearance. If our Chinese mer- 
chant's suggestion were to be acted upon at once 
there is little doubt that the enterprise would not 
only be a source of immediate profit to the company 
owning it but that an enormous dividend would be 
declared ; for hundreds of thousands of visitors to 
Los Angeles during the season of the fair would not | 
want to leave the city before seeing it. This unique 
Chinatown could be put in a cage, figuratively 
speaking, during the life of the fair and made a 
"side show" more entertaining in some respects 
than the famous "Midway Plaisance" at Chicago or 
the "Pike" at St. Louis. 

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A. Mighty Poor Selection 

In spite of repeated denials that it anticipated ap- 
pointing CouncilmSan Edward Kern to the post of 
chief of police, the Police Commission has taken 
advantage of practically its last opportunity to defy 
the best public sentiment and has made the appoint- 
ment. 

Men do not always live up or down to their repu- 
tations when placed in positions of public trust and 
responsibility, and there is a chance that Mr. Kern 
may make a good head for this highly important 
department of our government; but if we are to 
take his political attitude of the past as a criterion, 
we cannot but believe that the commisson has 
made about as poor a choice as it could have hit 
upon. Mr. Kern's conduct of the office will be 
watched with interest by the multitudes who still 
distrust him on account of his well-known friendship 
for the allied liquor interests. 

The history of American cities has demonstrated 
that small ward politicians, and especially those who 



truckle to the saloon element, are mighty poor tim- 
ber for heads of police departments. If the new 
chief fulfill the expectations of those who have 
vigorously opposed Ids appointment, the blame will 
fall less heavily upon him than upon the men who 
selected him — Mayor McAlccr. Dr. Ralph Hagan, 
I harles Saddler and Frank James. As a twig is 
bent so the tree is inclined, and Mr. Kern must be 
expected to remain loyal to his old friends and 
champions. The members of the Police Commission 
well know wdiere he stands, and they also cannot be 
in ignorance of the fact that his election is utterly 
distasteful to the decent citizenship of Los Angeles. 
* * » 
Savag'e "Wolfish Partisanship 

The following lines from Walt Whitman's "Demo- 
cratic Vistas" are, in large measure, so appro- 
priate in their application to existing local condi- 
tions that they should be read well, and carefully 
pondered, by every voter who cares as much, if 
not more, for the welfare of his beloved city as he 
does for the preservation of an utterly corrupt parly 
organization. 

"To practically enter into politics is an important 
part of American personalism. To every young 
man, North and South, earnestly studying these 
things, I should here, as an offset to what I have 
said in former pages, now also say, that maybe to 
views of every largest scope, after all, perhaps the 
political (perhaps the literary and sociological), 
America goes best about its development its own 
way — sometimes, to temporary sight, appalling 
enough. It is the fashion among dilettants and fops 



The Dig'nity of the MaKer's Art 



is represented in every GOODYEAR CRAVENETTE we sell. They 
are built right up to the moment. We employ the best skilled tailors money 
can obtain. Every garment has the closest scrutiny. 

The Goodyear Raincoat Co. do over $2,500,000 business, having 
stores in all the principle Cities in the United States. 

THIS VOLUME OF BUSINESS gives us the purchasing power- 
thus enabling the consumer to buy 

Priestly Cravenette Raincoats 

at nearly half the prices you pay elsewhere. Made of all wool, fine cloths, 
shades and styles; must be seen to be appreciated; actual values fp*f C(\ 
of this lot are from$l2.50 to $15. Goodyear pHces - - -«|>t.JVI 

Genuine Priestly Cravenettes for men and women. Ask to see stamp. 
Hundreds of these elegant garments sold at $18 and $22.50; in all the 
new shades and styles: several hundred three-quarter length, stylish plaid 
tourist coats, in this lot. <t> i "% wr% yS5v a* 1 f\ 

Sale Price $ I 2 .50 fiC» $ I O 

Our Genuine Priestly Cravenettes, made of the finest English imported 
fabrics, made in the latest styles; in the full box or semi-fitted Surtout and 
Beau Brummel designs, including women's imported satin rubberized gar- 
ments, in bright evening or dark shades, unmatchable values; our own im- 
portation; well worth $35 to $50. <T 1 C 4-**. <t1*9 C/\ 
Goodyear Price $ 1 O lO $6(.JU 

MAIL ORDERS will receive Prompt Attention if accom- 
panied by Express or Post Office Order 



Goodyear Raincoat* Co. 

210 South Broadway 

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(perhaps I myself am not guiltless) to decry the 
whole formulation of the active politics of America 
as beyond redemption, and to be carefully kept away 
from. See you that you do not fall into this error. 
America, it may be, is doing very well upon the 
whole, nothwithstanding these antics of the parties 
and their leaders, these half-brained nominees, the 
many ignorant ballots, and many elected failures 
and blatherers. It is the dilettants, and all who 
shirk their duty, who are not doing well. As for 
you, I advise you to enter more strongly yet into 
politics. I advise every young man to do so. Al- 
ways inform yourself ; always do the best you can ; 
always vote. Disengage yourself from parties. 
They have been useful, and to some extent remain 
so ; but the floating, uncommitted electors, farmers, 
clerks, mechanics, the masters of the parties — watch- 
ing aloof, inclining victory this side or that side — 
such are the ones most needed, present and future. 
For America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, 
is eligible within herself, not without ; for I see clear- 
ly that the combined foreign world could not beat 
her down. But these savage, wolfish parties alarm 
me. Owning no law but their own will, more and 
more combative, less and less tolerant of the idea of 
ensemble and of equal brotherhood, the perfect 
equality of the states, the ever-overarching Ameri- 
can ideas, it behooves you to convey yourself im- 
plicity to no party, nor submit to their dictators, 
but steadily hold yourself judge and master over all 
of them." 

* * * 

An Important Project 

The first step toward the organization of the Los 
Angeles Mining Chamber has been taken. At a 
meeting held in the Chamber of Commerce Tues- 
day afternoon Rol King, who is one of the most 
widely known mining men on the coast, laid before 
a large assemblage of Los Angeles business men 
his plan for a union of southwestern mining inter- 
ests into an organization "to act in the relative po- 
sition to mining that the Los Angeles Chamber of 
Commerce does to our city and to agriculture." 
The proposition was enthusiastically received and 
a permanent organization doubtless soon will be 
effected. 

One of the most desirable outcomes of such an 
institution in Los Angeles will be the establishment 
of closer relations between this city and the big 
mining fields of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico, 
more especially the former. All this region is na- 
turally tributary to Los Angeles, and it is rathei 
strange that such a venture has not been proposed 
before this. General John R. Mathews was made 
chairman of the committee on permanent organiza- 
tion, and we may look for the early completion of 
plans to broaden the band of good fellowship which 
already unites the mining region of the Southwest 
with Los Angeles. 

* * * 
Amman's Exoneration 

The action of the coroner's jury in exonerating 
from all blame the two special policemen, Amman 
and Purcell, for their. connection with the shooting of 
John Vusich while the latter was resisting arrest 
for operating ja. "blind pig," will be received with 
applause by, lovers of law and order. From all the 
evidence, Amman was fully justified in killing his 
man ; and, much' as the shedding of blood under even 



the most aggravating conditions is to be deplored, 
the removal from society of a desperate man like 
Vusich, under the circumstances surrounding the 
case, should be regarded in the light of a blessing. 

How the district attorney's office may view the 
shooting is not yet known, but there is no doubt 
whatever that if preceedings of any kind be brought 
against Amman he will find plenty of friends and 
money to see that he has the fairest trial possible. 

In the meantime the police department should 
see that every possible means of protection against 
the vengeance threatened by Vusich's friends be ac- 
corded Amman. 

* * * 
Another 'Waste Paper Scheme 

The Board of Public Works finally Has before it 
a more reasonable proposition looking toward the 
disposal of waste paper. This time the applicants 
for the privilege of handling this by-product of a 
city's activity express a willingness to erect in vari- 
ous parts of the city five hundred receptacles, free 
from advertising matter, and to gather the refuse 
deposited in them, provided not less than ninety per 
cent of such refuse be paper. They offer to establish 
a yard for the reception of this refuse, giving pri- 
vate rubbish collectors the right to use it as a dump- 
ing ground. The paper refuse they propose to re- 
convert into paper. The city attorney is investigat- 
ing the right of the board to enter into any such 
agreement. 

* * * 

Still Fending the Fender 
The Los Angeles-Pacific Railway people for some 
reason do not seem to be able to find a fender that 
will meet the requirements of the city ordinances. 
Their procrastination is said to be due to the fact 
that they interpret the fender ordinance as limiting 
the company, to the employment of one particular 
make of the contrivance, which, if true, would ren- 
der the ordinance void. The policy of temporizing 
— regardless of whether the railway company or the 
city authorities be responsible for it — is a disgrace, 
as well being accompanied by a continuation of the 
criminal menace to life. In it there is to be seen 
one of the many evidences of the incapacity of the 
existing administration. It is time for strong men 
to get to the front. 

* * * 

For a Non-Partisan Council 
At the meeting of the Voters' League on Novem- 
ber 15 the following resolution was passed unani- 
mously : 

"RESOLVED, That the great powers possessed 
by the City Council under the present city charter 
make it of the utmost importance to secure worthy 
councilmen to manage properly the vast business 
of this rapidly growing city. The Voters' League 
therefore recommends the election of the men nomi- 
nated for councilmen by the Non-Partisan Commits 
tee of One Hundred." 

* * * 

A Luxury in Improvements 
There must have been something radically wrong 
in the construction of a county jail which, at the 
age of less than four years, requires an expenditure 
of $50,000 for improvements. While the grand jury 
is in session it might not be wasting time in running 
its probe into this institution. It nray find some- 
thing of the proverbial Danish condition. 



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Let Us Be Thanhful 

Thanksgiving day is an institution peculiar to 
the United State- among modern nations. It hark- 
back to tin- Jewish Feast of Harvest, when the first 
fruit< were brought into the Temple. It was started 
by Governor Bradford after the first crops were 

housed by the Pilgrims in the New World, but was 

only observed occasionally. During the Revolution 

it became a national festival, but dropped out oi 

regular observances, except in New England, until 

Lincoln's proclamation in [863. Since then it has 
been kept by all our people, every year, and this 




Robert McIntyke, D. D. 

time it will reach half around the world, from Porto 
Rico to the Philippines. It is based on a spiritual 
idea, and is in its essence religious. It declares that 
God is the Sustainer of our people, and is guiding 
our Republic, and says : 

"All people who on earth do dwell 

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice ; 

Serve Him with song, His praise forth tell. 

Come ye before Him and rejoice." 

ROBERT McINTYRE, D. D. 



Thanksgiving will be celebrated by union services 
to be held in the Auditorium. The congregations 
of the downtown denominational churches will unite 
in what promises to be a memorable ceremony and 
a fine musical programime is promised. 

Since the Auditorium was opened, November 8, 
the public realization of what the great amphitheatre 
means to the city of Los Angeles has deepened with 
each new demonstration of its usefulness. There 
is no doubt that the Thanksgiving services in the 
big building will draw thousands of persons who will 
recognize with special gratitude the significance 



of the American custom of acknowledging the bene- 
ficence of the Creator. 

Robert Mclntyrc. I). 1).. pastor of the First Metho- 
dist Episcopal church, has been chosen In preach 

the Thanksgiving sermon. Dr. Mclntyre is one of 

the most eloquent of American preachers and his 
sermon is sure to be one of the masterpieces of 
pulpit oratory. 

In the Episcopal churches, whose Thanksgiving 

ritual is one of great beauty and imprcssiveness, 
services will also be held, with music appropriate 
to the occasii hi. 

* * * 

Advertising California 

The California Promotion Committee is authority 
lor the statement that more than thirty thousand 
people who have come to this state during this fall. 
traveling hither on the "colonist tickets" issued at 
greatly reduced rates by the transcontinental rail- 
roads, have settled permanently in various localities. 
Most of them have located in the agricultural dis- 
tricts, having come to realize the many advantages 
which are offered by California to farmers and fruit 
growers. This influx has been responsible for much 
of the increased business noted in all the cities 
and towns of the state. California is realizing, as 
never before in her history, the benefits of her 
long campaign of advertising. It is not to be won- 
dered at that plans for still greater and more sys- 
tematic advertising are afoot. 

The scheme for expending half a million dollars 
in advertising California in the East has its good 
points, and there also are some features in it that 
suggest the advisability of permitting reasonable 
maturity of thought regarding it before it is put 
into practice. Half a million of hollars will go 1 
long way in this direction, if properly applied; but 
it will be found easy to waste the better part of it 
it the men who handle it allow themselves to be 
influenced by the blandishments of astute repre- 
sentatives of eastern magazines and other peri- 
odicals. 

There is as great a measure of misrepresentation 
in the advertising business as in almost any calling 
The devices resorted to by publishers to convince 
advertisers that their several publications have im- 
possible sales are numerous and usually most per- 
suasive. Much money is wasted in injudicious ad- 
vertising. If so great a sum as half a million dol- 
lars, or one-fifth that amount, is to be spent in this 
direction by California, the only reasonably safe- 
method to pursue is to engage the services of an 
advertising expert who is known or believed to be 
a man of integrity, and not too susceptible to the 
wiles of the publishers, and leave the conduct of the 
campaign in his hands — subject, of course, to the 
oversight of the committee having in charge the 
finances. 

There is little doubt that California will profit 
by judicious advertising at this time, but it will 
be folly to employ the methods in vogue among 
manufacturers of patent medicines, mail-order 
stores, etc. The announcement that runs in the ad- 
vertising pages of the best magazine in the LTnited 
States will not be the most profitable advertising 
for California. A better scheme than this can be 
found, provided there is not too great haste in in- 
augurating the proposed campaign. 



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HEARD IN RESTAURANTS 



The Inner Woman 

The girl with a lace veil was eating an oyster 
patty and a thin piece of bread at a table in a fash- 
ionable ice cream "parlor" when the jade necklace 
girl took the seat opposite her. 

"I am horribly hungry," said the wearer of the 
necklace, as she drew off her green silk gloves. 
"I suppose I ought to have something substantial 
like chicken salad, but I simply have to have ice 
cream and cake for dessert." 

"You must, be rather opulent to eat a fifty-cent 
luncheon," remarked the girl with the lace veil. She 
lifted he eyebrows just a little and added: "I am 
saving my money for Christmas." 

"I'm not saving up for the holidays — I'm not so 
generous and self-sacrificing," ■ was the answer. 
Then the menu card was scanned and when the 
waiter signified that he was ready for an order, 
the owner of the necklace said : 

"I'll have some nut candy, some chocolate ice 
cream and — and macaroons. 

The waiter, who looked as if he were accustomed 
to such orders, withdrew noiselessly. There was a 
short silence and then, as she adjusted her veil, the 
girl who had eaten the patty, looked superior. She 
rose from her place and announced with seriousness : 

"I can't stay to see you eat that ice cream. I 
come here so that I can be tempted and prove to my- 
self how strong-minded I am. Our new cult teaches 
us to have a contempt for negative virtues, but I 
guess my spirit hasn't gained the ascendancy over 
its physical investiture enough to endure much 
more." 

The other girl played with her jade necklace, 
while she again consulted the menu card, and she 
decided that she would have a sundae, unless she 
changed her mind to a lover's delight before the 
waiter returned. 



The "Intruder" 

It was the rush hour in the cafe conducted by a 
leading Los Angeles dry goods establishment and 
the young woman who showed patrons where to sit 
was exceedingly busy. 

Few vacant chairs remained in the big room when 
a business woman entered. It was plain that no 
pleasant shopping jaunt has brought her down-town 
at noon, for she had a preoccupied air and appeared 
to be in haste. She was directed to a table laid for 
four. Here sa't a serious man and a frivolous 
woman. The woman belonged to the type that is 
able to display with pride the name her tailor cat- 
stitches inside her jackets and therefore she had a 
haughty mien. She glared at the newcomer as she 
said to the man : 

"I insisted upon lunching here because I thought 
we could enjoy a tete-a-tete, but I see it is no use." 

"Never mind, we can talk later," the masculine 
voice answered soothingly. 

"No, we can't. What I want to say must be said 
before two o'clock and it is nearly one now. I 
should think intruders would feel uncomfortable !" 
The frivolous woman frowned. 

"Dear, don't," expostulated the man in a low tone. 
The "intruder" looked across the table. 

"Have you engaged four seats?" she inquired 
sweetly. "If you have, I beg your pardon." She 



half rose, but the man quickly told her not to be 
disturbed. 

"If there is no help for it, I suppose I must talk 
to you about important subjects right in public," 
the woman declared angrily. Then she put both 
elbows on the table (she quite forgot to live up to 
the standards of politeness that -should be observed 
by patrons of a high class tailor). Hiding her lips 
behind her new green pocketbook, she said in a 
stage whisper: 

"Charles, I have had the $100 opera wrap laid 
aside. It will be held until two o'clock. May I 
have it, or must I buy that dowdy thing that is only 
$87.50?" 

Charles made a brief answer. Then he subsided 
over a cup of bouillon and from the way that the 
woman complacently studied her face in the bowl 
of a spoon, patting her hair and rubbing her cheek, 
the "intruder" knew that Charles had been willing 
to spend $100. 

* * * 

Riverside After Freedom 

Riverside is on the point of adopting a new city 
charter in which provision will be made for the 
initiative, referendum and recall. The people up 
there have been so wofully bled by the Southern 
Pacific through the treachery of the local legislative 
body in the granting of franchises that they are in 
a desperate frame of mind. Now that the referen- 
dum and recall are as firmly established as the 
courts of the state can render them, Riverside is 
not the only town that is able to detect the first 
streaks of the dawning day of freedom from cor- 
poration domination in local affairs. 



North American Trust Co. 



JAMES R. COtLINS, Vice-Pres. 

Removed to 553 South Spring 
Street, where they are spending 
$5,000 in fitting up the most 
complete and modern Stock 
Brokerage offices in Los Angeles 

Special attention given Nevada 
and Greenwater stocks :: :: 

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THE BHARATI CULT 



A Cultured Brahmin Expresses Some Opinions Based on His Knowledge of 
the Los Angeles Teacher and His Operations 



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The rather mild-tempered criticism of the views 
rding occidental civilization set Forth by Baba 
Bharati, as he calls himself, which appeared in the 
Pacific Outlook November 17 brought forth from 
that self-styled philosopher a protest, based on the 
belief that his critic had not sufficiently informed 
himself regarding the teachings which were made 
the subject of comment. Tn order that the writer 
might proceed in a spirit of absolute fairness tc 
Bharati, since his first interview with that gentle- 
man he has devoted some time to the reading of 
e of Bharati's dissertations and to personal in- 
quiry into a comparison of his teachings in Los An- 
- with the true teachings of the religion of the 
Hindus. In the hrief time allotted to this purpose it 
has been manifestly impossible to probe deeply into 
the subject, and consequently all that has been done 
thus far is to make inquiries into some of the cardi- 
nal tenets of his sect. 

Bharati denied in conversation with the writer, 
that in the comment quoted in these pages in the 
last previous issue he referred to the civilization of 
America in particular. If that is true, we confess 
that our intellect does not grasp even the coarser 
intentions of such language as the following, which 
is taken verbatim from his article on "The White 
Peril:" 

"What is this civilization, anyway? I have lived 
in four of its chief centers for about five years. 
During this time I have studied this civilization 
with the little light with which my Brahman birth 
has blessed me. And I must confess that I have 
been deeply pained by the facts that study has re- 
vealed to me. Oh. what saddening facts ! One need 
not go to India to test the truth of my fragmental 
portrayal of the degrading effects of this civilization 
upon the Hindoos. Let him look about himself 
and mark its ravages upon his own people here, 
how it is sapping the moral foundation of its de- 
luded victims in the lands where it has sprung into 
being and where it is holding its undisputed sway 
And I challenge him to deny that this vaunted 
civilization of his is dragging him down from his 
high estate. Tt has practically abolished the idea 
of a human soul, and whatever of it is believed in, 
by some, is its false shadow." 

?>. C. Bonnarjec, who is personally known to no 
small number of the residents of Los Angeles, comes 
of a Brahmin family of the highest caste. He is a 
graduate in English from Calcutta University, and 
was educated not only in the Eastern philosophy 
and in Naya, hut is also well versed in the Western 
philosophy and lo°ic. He studied electrical engi- 
neering in Ensfland, and follows that calling- in Los 
Aneeles. At the present time he is unemployed, but 
"Tf T do not find the kind of work T am looking for." 
he savs, "I will he a dish washer in a restaurant 
rather than live on the confidence of the people." 

"What Bharati has written is not the opinion of 
the Hindus in general." said Mr. Bonnarjec in an 



interview with the writer, "especially educated and 
enlightened Hindus. Bharati is not a representative 
Hindu. He is what might he called, perhaps, an ad- 
venturer. Finding himself too clever for his own 
country and being fitted for nothing serious in the 
undertakings of life, not even writing English pro- 
perly, he educated himself in English. He was in 
England while I was there. He used to write comic 
articles for some of the British papers — " 

"Comic articles?" 1 interrupted, somewhat in sur- 
prise, it must be confessed. 

"Yes, comic articles. He is a very clever man, and 
seeing that there was little of a substantial nature 
to be gained by writing articles of this class, because 
of the small remuneration offered by the proprietors 
of the papers, he then tried to establish a religion, 
Of course all of the Hindus in England knew who 
and what he was. He was generally at outs with 
the other Hindus in England, but kept in touch 
with a fellow in Manchester and from the latter I 
used to hear of his deeds in America. Knowing 
wdiat a good impression 
had been caused by 
Swami Vevakananda, 
the founder of the Ve- 
danta Society, he came 
to America and, I 
should say, imposed 
upon the good will of 
the people here. Swami 
never called himself a 
sage or a philosopher, 
because he really was 
one. But Bharati, of 
whom almost nobody 
knows in India, termed 
himself a sage, knowing 
well the commercial 
value of the word." 

"But Bharati tells me 
he is a philosopher," I 
interposed. 

"Yes? ■ After talking 
with him I have found 
that his knowledge of 
Hindu philosophy is 
about equal to that possessed by the proverbial man 
in the moon." 

"What about his book? Have you read it?" 

"His book? Yes. I have read part of it. Na 
sane man can possibly read the whole of it. When 
I first went to New York I talked with several of 
the members of the faculty of Columbia University, 
To one of them I said that I wanted to enter the 
employ of some big electrical firm. 'Why, Mr 
Bonnarjee,' said he. 'don't think of such a thing. 
We have plenty of electrical engineers here. Bettei 
write a book which nobody can understand and 
you will make a fortune.' 

"Unless a person is extremely clever he cannot 
be what Americans call a grafter. As I have said 




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before, Bharati is extremely clever. Although an 
Oriental, his knowlelge of worldly matters is more 
acute and to the point than that of many an Occi- 
dental, and his chance birth in holy Hindustan and 
the feeling of good will created by Swami Vevaka- 
nanda towards the Hindus in this country has 
helped him a good deal. Bharati says in his book 
that the Swamis teach new Vedanta, while he is 
teaching old Vedanta. There is no such thing as 
old or new Vedanta. I say he is teaching a most 
degraded, degenerate and immoral phase of Hindu 
religion. You must know that Hinduism is an all- 
embracing and all-absorbing religion. It is now 
trying to take Christ as an incarnation of Vishnu. 
Bharati told me once that he is preaching Christ, 
to the people — teaching how to love Him properly. 
You know as well as I do that he is doing nothing 
of the sort. On the property he occupies he has a 
well-equipped barn which he calls a temple, and in- 
side the temple there is a portrait of Krishna. 
Bharati told me that his disciples fall down before 
the portrait and worship it — just as we do in India. 
He is supposed to teach the gospel of love — that is, 
the teachings of Christ — and why those people 
should leave their Christ they have always known 
to fall before a portrait has always been a puzzle 
to me." 

"Are you a Christian, Mr. Bonnarjee?" 

"No, I am not a Christian, but I can safely say 
that the teachings of Christ will do nobody harm." 

"What is that dress Bharati wears? What is its 
significance?" continued Mr. Bonnarjee's inquisitor. 

"His dress is unknown in India — at least in that 
part of India from which he comes. His sect never 
wears that kind of dress. I should say that it is 
more of an advertising expedient than anything else. 

"You have termed him 'a most scholarly gentle- 
man,' I see," continued Mr. Bonnarjee as he turned 
the pages of the issue containing the critisism to 
which reference has been made. "If that is not in- 
tended as satire, it is a slur on the genuine scholar. 
The opinions he has expressed in his magazine are 
not the opinions of the 'most scholarly gentlemen' 
of Hindustan. I should say that if he does not like 
the occidental civilization, its manners and customs 
and home life, why does he not go back to the East 
where, Bharati told me, he has a family, instead 
of intending to take out papers conferring upon him 
citizenship in a land whose everything he seems to 
despise." 

"What can you tell me about his teachings?" 

"It is really too long a story for today, or for 
publication in one issue. I will go into that later, 
if you care to have me. But I will say that all 
Hindus, especially the educated Hindus, love Amer- 
ica and the Americans. I 'have traveled all over the 
world, but I have never found a country which I 
love so much (except my own dear Hindustan) as 
America. Naturally there can be no place in the 
world which I can compare with our holy India, 
but next to India I love America and its people; 
and therefore I have decided to pass the remainder 
of my days here." 

"How do you account for the apparent success 
which has attended the efforts of Bharati in Los 
Angeles?" I asked. 

Mr. Bonnarjee shrugged his shoulders. "If his 
cult cannot succeed in cosmopolitan Los Angeles," 
he replied, "it can succeed nowhere. With the 



clear insight into people which he possesses, Bha- 
rati found that he could do better in Los Angeles 
than in Boston. So he came here to settle. I am 
glad that he is not in India and that he does not 
intend to go back there, but I pity the Americans." 

"To what do you ascribe the tendency of some of 
our women to worship at the- shrine Bharati has 
erected? It it due to perversion of their native 
spirituality?" 

"No ; I think the women of American are excep- 
tionally spiritual. But unfortunately some of them 
are lacking in intellect, and being highly spiritual, 
they want to investigate everything which has a 
spiritual name. Lacking in intellect, they cannot 
always see the selfish motives of one who is not just 
what he pretends to be, and hence you see more 
women than men following these cults. I know I 
have nobody in this country, -neither am I con- 
stantly surrounded by women to look after my com- 
forts and to prepare tobacco with syrup instead of 
with 'gur,' nor have I rich disciples to back me; 
yet for the benefit of the public and to oblige you 
I am telling you what I know and believe to be 
true. 

"If you go to Bharati to speak to him about me 
you will see what love he has for me. An ounce of 
practice is worth pounds of theory. He is full of 
egotism and hatred, as you may readily see from a 
perusal of his articles. With all his professed love 
I can assure you that he will try his best to prevent 
me from exposing him and his teachings further." 

* * * 

A Blow to "Western Development 
I The decision of the Interstate Commerce Com- 
mission that the issuance of railroad passes to real 
estate and immigration agents must stop will prove 
a severe blow to the work of developing the West 
as it has been carried on in recent years through 
these channels. There is no doubt that the labors 
of the various land agents who have been inducing 
immigration westward at an unprecedented and, 
a few years ago, an unanticipated rate, have been 
of tremendous value to the West. Without free 
transportation over the various lines connecting 
the East with the sections whose development they 
have been aiding, the great majority of these agents 
will be compelled to cease operations, and the West 
will be the chief sufferer. 

The free pass has been a good deal of an evil, 
but it also has had its beneficent features, and west- 
ern development has been one of them. The ruling 
of the Interstate Commerce Commission is greatly 
to be deplored, especially by inhabitants of that por- 
tion of the United States west of the Mississippi 
river, and still more particularly in the Rocky Moun- 
tain and Pacific Slope states. The immensity of the 
traffic following the issuance of these passes to im- 
migration and real estate agents may be imagined 
when it is stated that the number of passes recalled 
aggregates about thirty thousand. 

* * *■ 

Local automobile dealers have made announce- 
ment that the manufacturers are totally unable to 
supply the demand for the 1907 trade. One can 
hardly believe, seeing the number of machines that 
traverse the streets of Los Angeles, that the demand 
in the city has not been filled long ago. It looks 
as if everybody and his sister and his cousin and 
his aunt owned a "bubble." 



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TRICKED BY THE ENEMY 



The Device by WHich Lee C Gates Was Induced to Turn Over to a News- 
paper His Now Famous "Arbitration Letter" 



The rather dramatic address made bj Lee C. 
Gates at Elks' hall last Saturday evening, if printed 
in full and placed in the hands of ever} voter in 
Los Vngeles, doubtless would prove one of the mosl 
effective documents of the present city campaign. 
Under any circumstances it should be preserved, 
as il not onlj was the recital of a chapter in our 
political history that is of intense interest to all 
citizens, but also in that it will prove highly edifying 
to the younger generation — the youth who are soon 
to take part in the affairs of municipal government. 

It will he of peculiar value after the heat of the 
present campaign shall have passed as illustrating 
the extremity of trickery to which a large, if not 
great, daily newspaper can descend in order to ad- 
vance the interests of a candidate of a corrupt 
though not yet sufficiently discredited political 
"machine." 

The Pacific Outlook regrets that it has been un- 
able to secure a full verbatim account of this re- 
markable story of treachery as related by the Non- 
partisan candidate for mayor. The writer has par- 
ticipated in many exciting political contests, in 
which candidates for office and their newspaper 
organs indulged in severe recriminations, but he has 
never been more profoundly impressed by what ap- 
pears to be the lowest form of treachery on the 
part of one having a widely circulated daily news- 
paper at his disposal than by the recently adopted 
course of the Los Angeles Times in dealing with 
its former friend, Mr. Gates, in an incident that 
should have been treated as a personal matter be- 
tween man and man. 

In the absence of more detailed information the 
Pacific Outlook is compelled to depend upon the 
Express for an account of Saturday evening's meet- 
ing and the address of Mr. Gates. The account 
printed in the Express says: 

Mr. Gates, in going into the subject fully and 
faithfully, made public a new and highly interest- 
ing chapter of the "arbitration" matter which clearly 
explained why he prepared his conditional letter 
of resignation. He wrote the epistle when told that 
it would be the only means of letting Dr. Lindley 
"down easy." 

It was at the fourth conference called by the man 
who had first promised his full support to Mr. Gates, 
but who not only failed to keep his word, but turned 
and urged the Non-Partisan nominee for mavor to 
submit to arbitration. The man had told Mr. Gates 
that Dr. Lindley already had turned over his letter 
of resignation and that the good-government candi- 



date had better come to the conference with one 
prepared in case the Xon- Partisan committee gave 
Mr. dates consent to arbitrate. 

When Air. Gates entered the newspaper office it 
was announced that there would be no arbitration 
session, as Mr. O'Melveny could not be present. 
Mr, Gates then recited the letter incident as follows: 

"Mr. Chandler then said to me, T am satisfied' — 
and he had said that before — 'I am satisfied that 
Dr. Lindley wants to get out : that he is seeking on 
his part to escape from this nomination. I don't 
believe he wants to stand and this is an opportunity 
to let him down easy. I believe you ought to give 
him all the assistance that you can for that pur- 
pose.' 

"I am stating the entire facts, ladies and gentle- 
men, because I feel it my duty to give them to you. 
I said, 'If that is the case I shall of course do every- 
thing in my power to accommodate him. I don't 
care to put anything in his way. I don't know 
whether that is the case or not.' 

"He said, 'I think it is. I am satisfied that is 
what he wants. If that is the case you had better 
put your letter in my hands and we can have it all 
over tonight and make the announcement in the 
morning, and it will add 1,000 votes to the Non- 
partisan ticket.' 

"Now that was the statement made at that time. 
I looked over the field for a moment. I studied 
a bit. Mr. Bttrdette came in and Mr. Hughes was 
there. I handed my letter to Mr. Chandler upon 
that condition and for that purpose ; that if it was 
found that Dr. Lindley wanted to get out and if 
the committee desired to meet that night, it could 
be done — but it was for no other purpose. 

"Now, there is the only point, apparently, be- 
tween Mr. Chandler and myself. He assumes to 
think, or seems to think, that I delivered that letter 
to him absolutely and unconditionally. I maintain 
that, never in all of the controversy was it within 
my mind to deliver such a letter unconditionally, 
and I did not deliver it unconditionally. * * * 

"I remained there .in the office until after 11 
o'clock. Mr. Hughes returned. When he came in 
he said : 'Dr. Lindley doesn't want to get out. He 
wants to get in. This is not an endeavor on his 
part to get out of the race. He wants to submit to 
arbitration.' Then I said, T had better take back 
my letter now.' Mr. Chandler said, 'Yes, you had 
better take it back,' and he handed it to me. I took 
the letter. 

"That letter has been in my possession ever since. 
Those are the facts — unequivocal facts, all the facts 
concerning the delivery of that letter and the pur- 
pose for which the same was delivered. It was 
intended, as I supposed, as Mr. Hughes supposed 
and as I supposed Mr. Chandler supposed, for the 
purpose of giving the committee an opportunity to 
accommodate him (Dr. Lindley) if he desired to 
get out and to afford the committee an opportunitv 



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to act in such case if that were found to be his 
desire. * * * " 

Mr. Gates explained how he was urged further 
to submit to arbitration, calling a meeting of the 
Non-Partisan committee several times for a settle- 
ment, the final decision of that committee being 
unanimously negative to the proposition. As to the 
publication of his letter in the Lindley organ Mr. 
Gates said : 

"Mr. Chandler expressed himself a great admirer 
of the English to be found in it. I think it. was a 
pretty good letter myself. He said: 'Mr. Gates, I 
would like to have a copy of it, not for publication' — 
those were his exact words — 'but to file away, and 
some day I would like to publish this letter for 
your benefit, some time when it will not hurt you' 
(and the speaker smiled). I prepared a copy and 
handed it to Mr. Chandler, and that is the letter 
which was published in the Times a few days ago." 

Mr. Gates has made a most emphatic statement 
regarding the interview with the representative of 
the Times, and nobody who knows him — not even 
his personal enemies, if he has any — will doubt his 
veracity. But, as at Balaklava, "some one has 
blundered," if a more severe verb may not properly 
be used. From an independent and unprejudiced 
standpoint it would appear that the "man behind 
the gun" were the director of the local Southern 
Pacific auxiliary "machine." But be that as it may, 
the history of modern American newspapers has 
shown no more utterly despicable attempt to dis- 
credit and disgrace a citizen of recognized integrity 
than the endeavor of the Los Angeles Times to 
place Mr. Gates in a false position before the com- 
munity. 

* * * 
UNDER THE SUN 



rights of horse vehicles as of less importance than 
a "rattling good record," but it will make friends 
of many thousands of persons who are now waver- 
ing between a desire to welcome the automobile as 
a useful contrivance to which they must grow ac- 
customed and an inclination to smash every ma- 
chine which violates the sacred "rights of the road." 



Hill-Climbing Contest 

Automobilists generally throughout Southern Cal- 
ifornia are intensely interested in the outcome of the 
great hill-climbing contest up Box Springs grade 
near Riverside, to occur Thanksgiving day. Ex- 
perts have declared that this grade offers the best 
possibilities for a contest of this character to be 
found in the highway system of this part of the 
state. The road is in good condition, the turns are 
not too sharp, the grade is long, but not steep 
enough to prevent any good car from making a 
showing. It has width sufficient to enable free 
passageway under almost any reasonable condi- 
tions. The course covers three and four-fifths 
miles. For two and a quarter miles the grade is 
steep, but the remainder for the distance it is 
normal. The average grade is five and a half per 
cent, though in one spot there is a pitch of fifteen 
per cent for a little ways. Los Angeles dealers 



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Sanity in Automobiling 

The Automobile Club of California is doing what 
it can to discourage infractions of the law by owners 
of automobiles and to forestall future action that 
may curtail the broad privileges now accorded 
horseless vehicles and their owners. It has de- 
cided to notify the authorities along the line of pro- 
posed record-smashing drives when attempts to 
lower the time are to be made. The club does not 
desire to abolish legitimate sport in any form, but 
inasmuch as it was responsible for the passage of 
the law giving special privileges to motorists, it 
feels under moral obligation to do what it can to 
put an end to unlawful speeding on the highways. 

"It is not so much the danger to those in the 
car's as the danger to the general public that prompts 
us to make this move," says Secretary Lowe of the 
executive committee. "One accident to a horse- 
drawn vehicle would give the automobile a setback 
which would take a long time to efface. Nervous 
drivers of horses, knowing that they are apt to meet 
an automobile driven at top speed, would require 
little provocation to start a movement to keep au- 
tomobiles off the roads altogether." 

This organization has taken a step in the right 
direction. It may incur the enmity of a few reckless 
motorists who regard human life and limb and the 



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have offered a handsome loving sup of Roman gold 
for the car, in any class, which makes the best time 
in the climb. C. F. Gates has offered a cup for 
runabouts valued at $850 or under. • The Riverside 
dealers have contributed about $250 for the pur- 
chase of six other cups. In the climb last year 
none but stripped cars were allowed to enter. Every 
one finished. This year the cars will have their full 
equipment and carry their full quota of passengers. 
The record time for the full climb last year was 
six minutes and forty-three seconds, and was 
made by G. W. Bradbeer of Los Angeles in a 
Premier touring car. The winner this year must 
make the climb in six minutes or less. 



Each will have his shoulders encased in armor and 
have a mask over his face and head. The men on 
one side will wear white plumes on their heads and 
those on the other side will wear red plumes. It is 
the object of each side to knock the plumes off the 
helmets of the opposing side, with broadswords, and 
the side which defends the last -plume wins. 



Game Law Reform 

By a vote of over two to one the California 
Fish and Game Protective Association has re- 
quested Governor Pardee to remove from office 
Charles A. Vogelsang, the present chief deputy of 
the fish commission, on the grounds that he is in- 
competent, unreliable and unworthy of public trust. 
The association has also voted to recommend a 
twenty-five bird bag limit on ducks and the prohi- 
bition of their sale. Legislation to the latter effect 
will put an end to the indiscriminate slaughter of 
wild fowls in the San Joaquin valley, and as a pro- 
tective measure is a thing greatly to be desired. 
The closing of the deer law two weeks earlier is 
also recommended. One of the most important 
recommendations of the association is that hunters 
shall be licensed. It is proposed to tax residents 
one dollar a year, non-residents ten dollars and 
aliens twenty-five dollars. This provision is in- 
tended to aid in providing a fund to pay deputies 
and otherwise help in enforcing the general game 
law. The idea which seems to have actuated the 
commission is that the game of California should 
be kept for Californians. In view of the fact that 
great numbers of game of all sorts is being slaugh- 
tered annually by residents of other states, many 
of whom pay no attention to the state laws unless 
they believe they are being watched, it is earnestly 
to be hoped that the legislature will view things 
the way the association has, and enact the stringent 
laws sought. Under the most favorable circum- 
stances there is no danger that. California game will 
become so plentiful as to be a serious menace to 
agricultural interests. 



The U. S. C. Champions 

The red and yellow pennant of the University 
of Southern California flies from the top of the foot- 
ball championship standard. By a score of twelve 
to nothing the University team defeated Pomona 
last Saturday afternoon upon the Pomona field. 
The defeated team might have scored had not the 
gale buffeted its ball, for during the latter half the 
wind was the ally of the University team. The 
game is said to have been finely played by both 
sides. 

* * * 
AA^ill Investigate Child Labor 

Announcement that President Roosevelt has ap- 
pointed Mrs. J. Ellen Foster an assistant attorney- 
general and assigned to her the task of investigating 
child labor is encouraging to the thousands who 
are interested in reforms for the industrial world. 
It will be remembered that Mrs. Foster created a 
sensation years ago when she disa'greed with Miss 
Frances Willard concerning important matters 
pertaining to the W. C. T. U, and that she proved 
herself to be a determined advocate of her own 
views. Later she distinguished herself as a political 
orator and toured Colorado as a Republican spell- 
binder in the first campaign after equal suffrage 
was established in that state. At first thought it 
might appear that a better choice than Mrs. Foster 
might have been made, but the public has reason 
to be thankful that a step has been taken in the 
right direction. 



Tournament Plans 

The Gymkhana Club, consisting of H. W. Ma- 
loney, C. H. Tullock, J. S. Post, J. Mtinns Churchill, 
Harvey Elder and William Marke, has offered its 
services to the Tournament of Roses Association 
for the approaching tournament at Pasadena. They 
have given an exhibition of sword and lance feats 
before a committee of the association as a specimen 
of their powers of entertaining in a way that is 
novel to California. The feats consist of tent-peg- 
ging, lemon-cutting, lance and sword exercises, 
mounted sword combat, mounted melee and mili- 
tary maneuvers. They are patterned after the 
mounted exercises of the British Lancers, who hold 
tournaments in Egypt, India, South Africa, Au- 
tralia, or whatever place a regiment or company 
may be stationed. If the tender of the club is ac- 
cepted the mounted melee will be the feature of the 
exhibition. There will be three men on each side. 



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COMMENT 

The decision of Mr. Huntington to accept the 
tender of the presidency of the company which will 
give to Los Angeles in 191 5 the greatest interna- 
tional exposition or world's fair which the world 
has even witnessed is an assurance that the most 
j nine expectations of its promoters will become 
a reality. Mr. Huntington is to Los Angeles and 
to California even more than Ex-Secretary Francis 
is to St. Louis — for not only is he one of the men 
who have demonstrated their ability to do big 
things successfully, but the 
There's Something historic name which he bears 
in a Name is, in itself, ample guarantee 

that the interest of all Ameri- 
ca will be awakened and kept awake. The name 
of Huntington is ineffably associated with the 
growth of great California, and, standing alone, 
forms a striking advertisement of the state. The 
projected campaign of publicity about to be inau- 
gurated by business men of this city, if it be con- 
ducted along scientific lines, will prepare the world 
for the greater announcement of definite plans for 
the proposed exposition. People are inclined to be 
carried "off their feet" by the idea of a record- 
breaking show of this kind, and in laying plans for 
advertising the country as well as in the tremendous 
project which is to prove the acme of advertising 
possibilities, it will be profitable to "make haste 
slowly." 

* * * 

The municipal campaign which is drawing to a 
close, like the state campaign which preceded it, 
has been noteworthy in one particular. While the 
candidates themselves have maintained their dig- 
nity, as a rule, so much cannot be said for all of the 
newspapers which have participated most energeti- 
cally in the contest. The time probably never will 
come when the heat of an important campaign will 
pass without recourse to personalities which will 
be regretted when men's tem- 

One Lesson pers have cooled. It is very 

of the Campaign easy to "start something" in a 

political campaign. And if that 

something be ever so slightly scandalous in its char- 



acter, every agitation will increase its proportions 
metrically. A newspaper which circulates free- 
ly through a community enjoys a tremendous 
power for good or evil, dependent upon the manli- 
ness and straightforwardness or the dissimulation 
which its columns breathe. Herein lies the differ- 
ence between a newspaper and a personal or parti- 
san organ. 

* * * 

Under any circumstances a newspaper loses a 
great measure of its influence for good when it al- 
lows itself to be drawn into giving utterance to bit- 
ter personalities. But when it voluntarily enters 
upon a campaign of personal abuse the decrease of 
its influence becomes still more marked. The era 
of personal journalism has passed. While the in- 
dividuality of the man who directs the policy of a 
newspaper must have, and should have, its effect 

upon the tone of the publication, the 

Personal moment the controlling power permits 

Journalism the paper to indulge in acrimonious 

personalities, that moment the publica- 
tion ceases to be what intelligent people demand 
that a newspaper should be. There can be but one 
exception to this rule, and that lies in a newspaper's 
commonly accepted prerogative — criticism of the 
course of a public man who is not performing his 
duty as a servant of the people, or of a candidate for 
public office who is known or believed to advocate 
measures which are not of a beneficent nature. "Per 
sonal journalism" has become nauseating to the 
public — or at least to that portion of the public 
which seeks the greatest degree of enlightenment. 

* * » 

The proposed ordinances regulating the speed of 
street cars within the limits of the city, as prepared 
by City Attorney Mathews, contain come good fea- 
tures and some that would appear to a layman as 
worth little if any more than the provisions which 
they evidently are intended to supplant. Two pro- 
visions in particular appear to us as being far in 
advance of existing regulations. First comes the 
proposal that the proper railroad authority shall 
be compelled to render to the city a reasonably 
prompt report of every accident to which the com- 
pany's cars is a party. The 
Some Proposed other is a provision that all cars 
New Ordinances shall stop on the "near" sides 
of intersecting streets for the 
accommodation of passengers wishing to alight 
from or board a car, instead of the "far" side, as the 



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existing rules require. The adoption of the first 
suggestion into an ordinance will do away with 
many of the crying evils which have been the source 
of much complaint in times past in Los Angeles. 
The adoption of the second will render street cross- 
ing accidents much less liable to occur, by reason 
of the fact that not only the motorman but the 
pedestrians intending to cross streets in front of 
cars will have ample warning, especially in the case 
of a car intending to make a stop at a crossing. 

* * * 

A provision of equal importance, possibly, is that 
compelling all cars to be brought to a full stop be- 
fore crossing another track, except in cases where 
such crossing is protected by a flagman or gates. 
This will do away with much of the danger from 
collisions of cars, which not infrequently are at- 
tended with loss of life, and still less 
Crossings infrequently with serious injury to 
and Grades humanity. Another section makes it 
unlawful for a car to descend a grad? 
of more than six per cent until it has been brought 
to a full stop and the motorman has tested the air 
brakes. The accidents on grades which have oc- 
curred in Los Angeles and elsewhere fully justify 
the adoption of such a section as this. The recent 
casualty on the Brooklyn avenue line would not 
have occurred had the car been brought to a halt 
at the brow of the hill. 

* * * 

These suggestions of Mr. Mathews are good, so 
far as they go, but we do not believe he has pro- 
posed ample provisions for the protection of the 
people of a city which has as many grades as are to 
be found in Los Angeles. A law which is appro- 
priate to one section of road is not appropriate to 
every portion of the various lines. A grade of less 
than six per cent, in some sections of the city, may 
lead to as great a menace to life as the steeper in- 
cline. Take the Figueroa street hill, 
Six Percent just north of Seventh, for example. 

Grades We do not know what the degree of 

that declivity is, but if it be found tc 
be less than six per cent, the descent of a heavily 
laden car, without the application of the brakes, 
might do tremendous damage if the street below 
Seventh should happen to be somewhat crowded at 
the time of the accident. The incline on Temple 
between Broadway and Grand, is another example of 
the danger of a runaway car through a crowded 
thoroughfare. A well-laden car will gain consider- 
able speed in a block or two down such inclines as 
these — which, however, possibly may come within 
the six per cent class. 

* * * 

While we are adopting protective measures, we 
should not allow one most important point to es- 
cape our attention. Some of the cars, traversing 



busy streets, are not equipped with air brakes. If 
these cars were operated at a lesser rate of speed the 
danger might not be great, but the fact is that there 
are occasions when these cars with the old hand- 
brake equipment dash along the 
The Hand Brake streets at a rate that is hair- 
Should Go raising to the occupants, especi- 
ally when they see looming up 
ahead of the car some obstruction on the track. It 
is not asking too much of the railroad companies to 
equip every car with air brakes. Those who have 
been compelled to ride on the cars governed by the 
old hand brake cannot fail to perceive the difference 
in the decrease of speed following the application 
of the brake, as compared with the application of 
the modern air brake. 

* * * 

The fifteen-miles-an-hour limit provision looks 
well, on paper. The existing speed ordinance is sel- 
dom obeyed by the companies, and as a matter of 
fact not one person in a thousand who patronizes 
the cars wants to see it obeyed. A general ordi 
nance as to speed, equally applicable to all sections 
of the city, will be worthless. There is less danger 
in running a car at the rate of twenty or more miles 
per hour in some of the outlying residence sections 

than there is in the maintenance of an 
The Speed average speed of eight or ten miles in 
Ordinance the more densely crowded portions of 

the streets in the business district. 
Why not district the city, therefore, and limit the 
speed to less than fifteen miles an hour in the more 
crowded districts, and allow a speed of at least fif- 
teen miles, and in some cases in excess of that rate, 
in those sections in which the street traffic is small? 
The railroad companies make no effort to abide by 
the present speed ordinances, the unpopularity of 
which is well-known, and there is little prospect 
that they will obey an ordinance limiting speed to 
fifteen miles throughout the city generally. 

* * * 

Speed ordinances are made to be broken. If ac- 
tions should be begun against the local railways to 
compel them to obey the sections of our ordinances 
regulating them in this respect one of two things 
would be inevitable: The work of the courts would 
be confined almost exclusively to the actions 
brought under the ordinance, or there would be a 
great popular clamor for an immediate repeal of the 
law. An electric railway company has shown the 
people of Long Beach what it is capable of doing 
to bring them to time, and conditions might arise 
which would warrant the operators of the city lines 
from their viewpoint, in adopting similar tactics in 

Los Angeles. The truth of the 

Laws Made whole matter is that the trouble 

To Be Broken lies not so much in the ordinances 

as in the lack of enforcement. It 
will be folly to adopt any more laws the enforce- 



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mcnt i>f which is not contemplated. It will be bet- 
ter to make sane and reasonable laws, laws which 
the companies are able to abide by and still satisfy 
the demands of their patrons: and the Bfteen-miles- 
an-hour ordinance proposed by Mr. Mathews, evi- 
dently after consultation with the railroad people — 
who, of course, should have been consulted — is not 
of this cl 

* * * 

The recently organized Juvenile Court Associa- 
tion is an institution which, unless its members be- 
come apathetic as the result of long-continued fruit- 
effort," is destined to accomplish untold good 
among the youth of the city. One of the highest 
tests of the genuine state of civilization of any com- 
munity is to be found in its devotion to the care of 
the children of the proletariat. Vast effort has been 
expended in this direction in Los Angeles in the 
past, but in the opinion of some of the best local 
authorities, including Judge Wilbur himself, lots of 
it has been misdirected and therefore wasted. The 
boy problem is assuredly a trying 
Juvenile Court one. and infinite patience and end- 
Association less study are required to accom- 
plish even the smallest results. As 
is usual in reform movements of this kind, the wo- 
men have been the chief moving spirits. Those who 
have identified themselves with the present project 
are humanitarians and philanthropists in the high- 
est sense of those much-abused terms. Their work 
naturally will be accomplished by a vast measure 
of self-denial and trouble, but if even a small pro- 
portion of their effort produce tangible results no 
words of praise will be too great for them. 

* * * 

"The preservation of the child by the state is the 
preservation of the state," was the keynote in Owen 
Lovejoy's address on "What the state owes to the 
child," delivered before the Friday Morning Club 
last week. "The wealth of the country," said Mr. 
Lovejoy, "depends upon its power of consuming. 
It is not, as many people suppose, the producing 
power of a country which makes its wealth, but the 
opposite, and when a child works what time does 
he have or what inclination to educate himself, to 
learn to love any of the beautiful or best things 
in life? And consequently, he does not consume his 

full share of books, he does not pur- 

The State chase his full share of the works of 

and the Child our art, he does not wear his full 

share of clothes, and so on. He in 
his turn will found a race which will consume even 
less than he does himself, and that will undermine 
society itself. The state owes the child protection 
from his own ignorance and his own foolishness, 
so that he can grow up into splendid manhood and 
womanhood, and we must protect him at any cost. 



The child needs inspiration and the state must give 
it to him. Instead of standing today with Germany, 
England and France in the protection of our chil- 
dren, we are in a class with Russia." 

* * * 

There doubtless are many persons who will say- 
that Mr. Lovejoy is an alarmist, and still others who 
will assert that he has overdrawn the situation, es- 
pecially when he places America and Russia in the 
same category, so far as the preservation of the 
child is concerned. However, there are few who are 
prepared to dispute his statements on this point. If 
his indictment is susceptible of substantiation we 
shall have plenty of food for reflection and the firm- 
est possible foundation upon which to build remed- 
ial legislation. Mr. Lovejoy has called at 
Remedies tention to three bills of paramount im- 
Proposed portance which he thinks should be 
enacted into law during the approaching 
session of Congress. One provides for the preven- 
tion of child labor in the District of Columbia, so 
that the capital of our nation may be an example 
for the rest of the states ; a second one authorizes 
an investigation of the methods under which women 
and children work, and a third provides for the es- 
tablishment of a national child labor bureau which 
shall study all questions relating to children. 

* * » 

The experiences of the individual states indicate 
very clearly that if enduring results are to be ob- 
tained Congress, and not the state legislatures, must 
take charge of this vital question. While it is true 
that many of the states have enacted legislation 
"regulating" child labor, in most cases it is a notori- 
ous fact that the laws are practically dead letters. 
New York state is, in some respects, ahead of the 
other states in this direction. The New York laws 
on child labor read well, and if enforced would ac- 
complish much toward the abolition of this most 

apparent menace to the future of 

A Matter for our country. But the trouble in 

Federal Action the Empire State — and conditions 

are much the same in other states, 
and always will be so long as state legislation is 
depended upon — is that the laws are not enforced as 
they should be. The state factory inspector does 
something in this direction, but the Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children does more by 
keeping alive the sentiment adverse to child labor. 
If the future citizenship of America is in jeopardy 
as the result of evil conditions, Congress most as- 
suredly should take the matter in hand. 

* * * 

While the problem of child labor in Los Angeles 
may not be so serious in its portent as it is in other 
cities, and especially in the densely populated manu- 
facturing centers of the East, it is still worthy of 



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earnest consideration. The great trouble is going 
to be in laying hands on something tangible in the 
line of evidence that such laws as we may have are 
violated. It will be little short of useless to attempt 
to gain anything strong in the nature of state enact- 
ment, unless the California legislature be found to 
be an anomaly. And under any circumstances lit- 
tle can be accomplished until there shall have been 

created a lively popular sentiment 

A Local favorable to permanent betterment of 

Illustration conditions surrounding child labor. So 

long as thousands of shoppers witness 
such a spectacle as was afforded during the unusual- 
ly cold weather of last week — when young girl 
clerks and cash girls who are mere children wero 
compelled to work in a large department store 
which was not heated — and pass supinely by with- 
out thought of protest, we have an excellent illus- 
tration of the need of arousing pity and sympathy, 
the only possible precursors of a vigorous public 
sentiment favorable to the better protection of the 
children of the poor. 

* * * 

The Rev. Albert Hatch Smith of Pasadena takes 
a decidedly pessimistic view of the university as a 
teacher of the Christian religion. "Is it true that 
the homes of the twentieth century are to be practi- 
cally under the control of the state universities?" 
he asks. "It is certainly a sad thought to consider 
that the tendencies are in that direction, for state 

universities do not produce Chris- 

A Pasadena tianity. And when the young men 

Pessimist and women go home from them 

many have lost the Christian prin- 
ciples instilled into them under the parental roofs, 
and the situations are made unpleasant besides tend- 
ing in the wrong direction for the future welfare 
of themselves and those with whom they come in 
contact." 

* * * 

■ Mr. Smith has discovered an effect, but it is to be 
doubted if he will find many who will agree with 
him that the cause lies in the teachings of our uni- 
versities or in the universi 4 "- atmosphere. He is 
awake to the general tendency of the times, that is 
all. The point of view changes as we grow older, 

and those things which we failed 
Has He Found to detect in our earlier days 
the True Cause? sometimes strike us forcibly in 

later years. Mr. Smith will find 
the same inclination elsewhere among the thought- 
less youth of the day, if he will take the trouble 
to investigate. Youth is always heedless of the 
more serious things in life, and always will be, re- 
gardless of whether he is brought up amid univer- 
sity fellowship or in the common schools of the 
land. 



Thousands of advertisers of a certain class will 
lament the decision of the postoffice department to 
debar from the mails at second-class rate all adver- 
tising accompanied by coupons, which in late years 
has been widely employed by those who desire to 
obtain evidence that their advertisements are read. 
The department has ruled that the law permitting 
the publication of advertisements in periodicals 
which have the second-class mail privilege does not 
authorize the use of coupons which are designed 
to furnish a means of future correspondence be- 
tween the reader and advertiser. Such coupons 
are held to be either writing paper 
Coupon furnished the reader for his conve- 
Advertising nience, and therefore subject to the 
merchandise rates, or advertisements 
to be detached front the publication in which they 
appear, and therefore subject to the third-class rate. 
The law provides that the inclusion of any such 
matter in a periodical entitled to the second-class 
rate subjects the periodical to the higher rate. Pub- 
lishers have until March 4, 1907, in which to comply 
with the regulation. We may now look to Congress 
to come to the relief of both advertiser and publish- 
er, for that the matter will be taken to that body is 
not to be doubted. 

* * * 

Markedly in contrast with Mr. Harriman's pre- 
diction that the railroads of America must inaugu- 
rate an era of retrenchment, which includes cur- 
tailment of operating and improvement expenses, 
of course, or find themselves in dire straits, comes 
the report of the Interstate Commerce Commission 
on the income account of the railways of the coun- 
try for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1906. It is 
shown by this report, which is compiled from sta 
tistics prepared by the railroads themselves, after 

the "doctoring" of the figures has been 
Let's Own effected, that the net earnings of al! 
a Railroad roads during the year were $787,597,- 

877 ($3580 per mile), or nearly $97,- 
000,000 more than during the preceding year. The 
total income from other sources than those of 
operation aggregated the tidy sum of $132,674,982. 
The roads paid in dividends the sum of $229,406,598; 
and in taxes $38,903,288. With money at six per 
cent, the railroads are therefore paying, as an in- 
vestment, an amount equal to the income on a valu- 
ation of nearly $60,000 per mile, including the roll- 
ing stock, stations, and other investments. Let's 
own a railroad or two ! 

* * * 

If the published statements regarding the killing 
of Judge Albert E. Cowles by an electric car a 
few days since are true, the culpability cf the rail- 
road authorities is too apparent to be brought into 
question. This is a matter that should be probed 
to the bottom without unnecessary delay. If, as was 






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irted, the car that struck Judge Cowlea carried 
no lights and was not equipped with a Fender of the 
kind specified by the law. the responsibility should 
he fixed exactly where it belongs, and the repre- 
hensible person or persons severely 
A Farcical punished. The death list from electric 
Proceeding car accidents which easily might have 
been avoided is getting to be alto- 
gether too large. Drastic measures evidently are 
necessary to bring the railway authorities to a 
realization of their responsibility in the matter. The 
coroner's jury declares that this death was "acci- 
dental." no evidence against the company having 
been "offered" to the jury. But the coroner's jury 
is not necessarily the court of last resort. Whether 
the witnesses to this "accident" have been "seen'' 
by the railway's representative or not, it is plainly 
the duty of the public prosecutor to make a rigid 
inquiry into the case. The action of the coroner's 
jury looks like a farce. 

* * * 

Announcement is made that Griffith J. Griffith, 
the felon, "the only rich man in state prison," will 
return to his home in Los Angeles next week, prob- 
ably with a pardon issued by Governor Pardee a 
few hours prior to the expiration of his term, in 
order that he may be legally restored to citizenship. 
It is easy to foresee the outcome. Griffith, whose 
disgraced and disgraceful name has been embla- 
zoned upon the city's gates as a philanthropist by 
reason of his gift of a park and its 
Forgetfulness acceptance by the city, will return 
Made Easy engage in business, and within two 
or three years, if not within a few- 
months, will occupy his old place in the community 
The murderous assault of a beastly drunkard upon 
a helpless wife may not be entirely forgotten, but 
the recollection of it will not interfere with Griffith's 
reinstatement into the good graces of a considerable 
proportion of the people of Los Angeles. It makes 
a whole lot of difference whether a discharged felon 
is a pauper or a millionaire. 

* * * 

San Francisco seems to be able to do things that 
no other city in the country would think of under- 
taking. Now comes a report that the great surplus 
of the relief fund is to be applied to the support of 
public institutions in nowise related to the sub- 
ject of damage by earthquake or fire. About $4,- 
000,000 of this fund is said to remain unappropri- 
ated, and a plan is afoot to use half 
Relief Fund of this sum for the establishment of 
Surplus a big hospital. San Francisco has 
witnessed sufficient municipal dis- 
grace without descending to the misappropriation 
of any of its relief fund surplus. The only decent 
thing it can do under the circumstances is to dis- 



tribute the surplus pro rata among the contributors 
to the fund. Any other disposition of the money 
would be a criminal act and the source of eternal 
shame to that city. 

* * * 

Oregon lawyers are discussing the advisability 
of securing legislation looking to the abolition of 
the whipping post for wife-beaters. The chief al- 
ternative suggested in the line of punishment is a 
measure providing for a term at hard labor in the 
penitentiary with cash payments to the family of 
the criminal during his term of confinement. Such 
a provision would be the delight of the average 
wife-beater, and the chances are that it would in- 
duce many men, with the consent of their spouses, 
to give the latter a beating once in a while in order 

that the family might obtain 

Similia Similibus support from the state. A rip- 

Curantur ping good lashing, at the hands 

of an able-bodied man, will do 
more to discourage the beating of women by brutal 
husbands than any other deterrent measure that can 
be devised. The only trouble with most laws of this 
kind is that they do not provide for a severe enough 
course of treatment. A man who will strike his wife 
ought not to be let off with one good lashing. It 
ought to be kept up periodically for a season, to 
make sure of its effect. Such a mild form of 
"moral suasion" as incarceration at hard labor will 
cut very little figure with the average brute who 
lifts his hand against a woman. 

* 9 9 

Regardless of whether the gas company has a 
sufficient excuse for its inability to have met the 
demands of consumers during the past few days, 
it can furnish no good excuse for "rubbing it in" 
by refusing to explain the whys and wherefores to 
anxious householders who at first could not under- 
stand why their gas was not to be found on tap. 
Operators at the central exchange of the Home 
Telephone Company state that the 
Complaints gas company kept its receiver down 
and Excuses for a part of the time when calls 
were most numerous, doubtless to 
avoid the trouble of answering complaint queries. 
This is mighty small business on the part of a 
great public utility corporation. That citizens arc 
growing tired of its negligence and repeated fail- 
ures to keep promises is shown by the fact that 
already many families are making arrangements to 
throw their gas ranges and fire(?)-places out of 
their homes and substitute coal burners. 

* * 9 

The "model statute" which the Divorce Congress 
will recommend to the governors and legislatures 
of the various states for adoption recognizes six 
grounds for absolute divorce — adultery, bigamy, con- 



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viction and sentence for crime (followed by a con- 
tinuous imprisonment for at least two years), ex- " 
treme cruelty such as to endanger life or health, 
habitual drunkenness for two years, and wilful de- 
sertion for the same length of time. While these 
recommendations have met with the general ap- 
proval of the press of America, with a few excep- 
tions, some critics have 
The "Model Statute" pointed out that a great 
of the Divorce Congress flaw exists in the neglect 

of the congress to sug- 
gest some provision for uniformity of interpretation 
of the proposed law, especially of the provision re- 
garding "extreme cruelty." One paper calls atten- 
tion to the fact that som'.e of the courts in Western 
States interpret the refusal of a husband to eat 
breakfast with his wife as "extreme cruelty." A 
loose and widely variant construction of the pro 
posed uniform statute would render it practically 
null. The Divorce Congress still has work to do. 

* * * 

U. P. C. E— 1915 

Unless the title be changed, it will be the "Uni- 
versal Peace and Commerce Exposition Company." 
The name is high-sounding, dignified and truly in- 
ternational in its tone, but it is hardly suggestive 
enough for the projected world-beating exposition. 

Men whose wealth mounts into hundreds of mil- 
lions have pledged their support to the enterprise, 
and the spirit back of the movement indicates that 
this city will make good its promise to give to 
the world an exposition which will outshine even 
the memorable show of 1904 at St. Louis. 

The date of the opening of the exposition will 
depend upon the completion of the Panama canal 
and the great Owens river water system, both of 
which it is intended to commemorate. The year 
1915 is an approximate date only. It seems a long 
way off, but when we remember that it was found 
necessary to postpone the opening of the Chicago 
Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 
because of the state of unpreparedness in which the 
authorities in each instance found themselves at 
the time originally decided upon, it is evident that 
even nine years is none too long a time to allow for 
arrangements for the greatest spectacle the world 
shall have seen up to that time. It is well that 
the project already is receiving the benefits of pub- 
licity. The date and the occasion should continue 
to be so thoroughly advertised that other communi- 
ties will find it difficult if not actually impossible to 
"steal our thunder," so to speak. 

Jeffierson Myers, president of the Oregon- James- 
town Exposition Company of Oregon, who has re- 
cently returned from Jamestown, where he secured 
sites for the proposed exhibits of Washington, Ore- 
gon and California, regards the Jamestown Exposi- 



tion as one of the greatest possibilities for educating 
the people of the world on Pacific Slope conditions 
and opportunities. Many of the people of Los An- 
geles will agree with him. 

. Inasmuch as it has been practically decided that 
we are to have an exposition which will throw all 
its predecessors completely in the shade, the three 
hundredth anniversary of the founding of the first 
permanent English settlement on American soil will 
afford us opportunities for giving world-wide publi- 
city not only to California's greatness, but to the 
projected exposition of 191 5. California undoubted- 
ly is the best advertised state in the Union, and Los 
Angeles the best advertised city of California; but 
there is no danger that too much will become 
known regarding the multifold opportunities which 
we have to offer all comers. The manner in which 
our big "show" project has had its inception augurs 
well for the success of the undertaking. Much de- 
pends upon the personnel of the promoters, and for- 
tunately for Los Angeles, and incidentally the 
whole state, abundant capital and the hearty co- 
operation of the best citizenship of California is 
assured from the start. 

* * * 
"Won't You Help 

The Pacific Outlook wishes to urge upon the 
philanthropically disposed citizens of Los Angeles 
the great desirability of the immediate provision of 
a fund for the improvement and equipment of the 
new St. John street playground for children. 

The Playground Comlmission needs fifty thous- 
and dollars or more to provide for the proper equip- 
ment of these grounds, and the Pacific Outlook 
has been authorized to receive subscriptions. 

All contributions — either in the form of cash or 
pledges — will be promptly acknowledged in these 
columns, and all moneys received will be deposited 
in the Commercial National Bank to the credit of 
the Playground Commission, to whose order all 
cheques or drafts should be made payable. 

No citizen of Los Angeles can better demonstrate 
his regard' for the well-being of the citizens of the 
future than by contributing freely toward this most 
worthy institution. 

The subscriptions up to date follow. They look 
very, very lonesome. 

The Pacific Outlook $100.00 

The Wayside Press 10.00 

* * * 
Hooray for tKe Prune! 

The California prune crop of 1906 will net the 
growers of the state two and a half millions of 
dollars more than the returns for the crop of 1905 
The 180,000,000 pounds of that product grown this 
year will bring upwards of four millions of dollars. 
Hooray for the prune ! 



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A GLIMPSE OF OUR BIRDS 



SI6e Denizens of the California Air Whal They .Axe, "When They Come and 

How They May Easily Be Identified 



Ilv Hakkii-t Williams MYBRS 



The annual contest between bird lover* and milliner* thi* vrar is more determined in Southern California than everheforc. When the first 
fall "openings" at the fashionable ahopl were viaitcd by member* ol the various Audubon societies, it was evident that the long campaign of 
education carried on by the national organization bad been productive ol little influence upon (he arbiters of the modes. Hats for the winter of 
1900-7 are covered with wings, quills, aigrettes and slutfed dove*. At first thought it would seem that the milliners had deliberately thrown down 
the gauntlet to the reformers 

The Audubon Society of Garvanza is the most active of the local associations for the protection of the feathered inhabitants of I he semi-tropical 
tree* and shrubs of Jouthern California. In its membership list of neaily fifty it numbers several women who arc famous for their bird lore. 
Among Ibem is Mrs Harriet Williams Myers, whose writing! appear in many magazines. Mrs. Myers is a neighbor of Mrs. Olive Thornc Miller, 
the celebrated author of bird books. Around Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Miller has assembled a coloi.y of enthusiastic students of bird life. Mrs. Miller, 
who is honorary vice-president of the state Audubon Society, is not able to take active part in the work of the Garvanza branch organization, but 
she gives advice, and her daughter. Miss Mary Mann Miller, is an enthusiastic aid. Literature is circulated in the public schools and among the club 
women. Persons of all ages arc encouraged to study the habits of birds. 

Recently there has been a demand that cats be licensed. This agitation, begun in the cast, has reached the coast, and it is likely that this new 
phase of the movement to protect birds will receive attention before the winter is past. It Is estimated that in the Eastern Slates fifty birds a year 
are killed by each cat, and as nine families out of every ten own felines, tne slaughter must be great. If this average is correct in states where birds 
live hut half the year, it must be much greater in California, where there is a laige number of resident birds in addition to those that migrate from 
colder places. 

A Massachusetts statistician has estimated that in his own stale every year more than ten million birds are destroyed by house cats. While 
this nursber appears incredible, any arithmetician may disovcr how tremendous the loss must be. 

W hen the harm done by cats is appreciated there will be the most cordial support of any measure tti3t will insure the proper restiictions for 
household pets The children can be educated, hut it remains with their parents to prevent the hutting of birds by their feline enemies. 

Mrs. Harriet Williams Myers, president of the Audubon Society of Garvanza, has written for ihe Pacific Outlook a most suggestive article that 
will awaken interest in the winter birds of Southern California. — [THE Editor.] 



ily one who has loved the birds and studied 
their ways can fully know the delight to be derived 
from such study. To many people all birds look 
alike. They are feathered things that fly in air and 
sing, but as for knowing one bird from another, that 
is beyond them ; nor do they care to know. 

To the bird lover, who is also a bird student 
there is no limit to the amount of pleasure to be de- 
rived from this most fascinating pursuit. It is a 
pursuit that grows upon one ; the more one knows, 
the more one wishes to know. And, too, the honest 
bird student can never feel that he has learned all 
that can be known about these "little brothers of 
the air." m r all that is worth his while to know 
because these birds are as individual as men ; and 
though one may define with authority the general 
characteristics of a family, he can never know to a 
certainty just what each individual of the family is 
going to do. Besides this individuality, which 
keeps one ever on the alert for something new, there 
are so many things to find out about each membei 
of the many families that one need never lack foi 
something of interest in the bird world. 

A few of the many things to find out are : Is the 
plumage of the male and the female alike and do the 
young resemble the male or the female? Is the 
plumage different in winter and summer? What 
are the birds' habits — do they go in flocks, in pairs 
or singly? Where are they usually found — about 
the home, in the fields, woods, chaparral of the hill- 
sides, etc., and are they shy or tame birds? 

The construction of the nest and where placed 
is most important. Do the birds nest more than 
once a year? Does the male assist in nest building, 
in incubating, and later in raising the young? How 
many eggs are laid ? How long before they hatch ; 
how long before the young leave the nest; and how 
long after leaving the nest do the parents care for 
them ? 



The song of the bird is a most important factor 
in bird study. There is such a satisfaction, as well 
as delight, in being able to know, when one hears 
a note, to just what bird it belongs. Often the 
singer is high above one's head concealed by many 
leaves; or, perchance, in a tangle of shrubbery at 
one's feet, and unless one knows the note it is use- 
less to surmise what the bird is. 

Most birds have more than one call. Several 
times when I have thought that I knew all the calls 
of some particular bird, I have been surprised by 




Young Humming birds in Their Nest 

hearing the bird give a call hitherto unknown to 
me. I have come to think that one can never fee! 
sure that he knows all the call notes of any bird. 
To be sure, some life-long bird students there may 
be who have mastered all the varying trills of bird 
music, yet I cannot help but feel that even they 
may sometimes be surprised at what they hear. 

What the bird eats and just what value, econom- 
ically, it is to man is a most important point. One 



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cannot be a bird student long without becoming 
convinced that the birds are, indeed, Nature's check 
upon the insect life of this world of ours, and that 
without them there would be no vegetable life, and 
consequently, no animal life. It has always seemed 
to me that if our boys could be made to feel that 
the birds are continually working for us, they 
would cease to harm the inhabitants of the trees, 
and if our women, often the birds' greatest enemies 
could know, they would think twice before bar- 
barically adorning their headgear with these pre- 
cious beauties. 

Many persons have an idea that here in Los An- 
geles we have few birds. To be sure we do not, a 4 
yet (and it is to be hoped we never will have), the 
flocks of quarrelsome English sparrows that have 
become such a nuisance in the eastern cities, but 
we have many beautiful birds that come commonly 
about our parks and door yards, even in thickly 
settled portions of the city. Go to our arroyos and 
canyons and keep your eyes open and you will soon 
become convinced that California has many birds 
And the best part of it is that at all times of the 
year we have them. No cold, freezing weather 
drives them to more sunny climes, though some 
birds that we have migrate the same in this climate 
as in the cold East, so that besides our resident 
birds, we have some that are summer visitors only 
and others that are here during the winter month;' 
only. A fourth class, and a most interesting one it 
is, is composed of those migrants who stay hers 
neither winter nor summer, but simply pass through 
during the spring on their way to their nesting 
places farther north, and, returning in the fall, 
again may be seen as they pass through. 

Of the birds that are always with us, probably 
the mocking bird is the best known. His fame has 
spread over the whole land, and because of his won- 
derful voice every visitor to this part of the state 
is anxious to see and hear this pretty gray bird. 

The California towhee, that brown bird that, 
comes so commonly about the door yard; the black 
phoebe of the flycatcher family, which is often seen 
about the yard and under the porches in his pursuit 
of flies ; the Brewer's blackbird, that scavenger of 
the family lawn plot; the song sparrow with his 
striped robe and his jerky ways; the tiny gray bush 
tit with his long tail and acrobatic actions, are all 
resident birds that come freely about our homes. 

The tinest of the all-year-round birds is the Anna 
hummingbird. Other hummers there are that nest 
with us, but the Anna only stays during the winter 
This little bird is also the only one that attempts tc 
sing. Though this song is more like the grating 
noise of some insect than the song of a bird, the 
tiny singer enters into the performance with such 
evident satisfaction and delight that one cannot 
help but rejoice with him. 

Of the summer visitors, the orioles — Arizona 
hooded and Bullocks — the black-headed grosbeak; 
the phainopepla, the Arkansas kingbird, the yellow 
warbler, and the vireos are among the commonest 

About the twenty-sixth of September, when all 
the summer birds have gone, there arrives in our 
Southland one of our most beautiful winter birds. 
A clear, whistling song floats in at the open window 
and the bird student knows that the white crowned 
sparrows have arrived. These pretty sparrows with 
the black-and-white striped heads are really inter- 



mediates, a subspecies of the white crowns, but be- 
cause the difference is so slight, and "white crown" 
is so much more satisfactory a name, I shall speak 
of them as the white-crowned sparrows. They are 
usually seen about in flocks, and with the birds hav 
ing black-and-white striped heads will be noticed 
many whose crowns are brown.-and-black striped. 
These are the young birds. Not until the second 
moult do they get the white stripes. 

All winter long these pretty birds visit my bird 
table and partake of its bounty. They are fond of 
almost any kind of table scraps and will soon empty 
the board. It is great fun to watch one of them 
fly to the ground with a large scrap of food in his 
beak, for several birds are sure to fly after him and 
chase him about the yard in an endeavor to steal 
the coveted tidbit from him. They act for all the 
world like a flock of barnyard fowls. 

A charming, dainty little tourist is the Audubon 
warbler, which comes about two weeks later than 
the sparrows. These birds are usually seen by 
themselves, though sometimes there will be two 01 
three of them about at the same time. They are. 
however, not together, each one going his own 
way unmindful of the other. These warblers 
have blue-drab backs, somewhat streaked with 
a darker shade and a light breast, on each 
side of which is a yellow spot. Yellow spots on 
crown, throat and rump are also seen on the male 
particularly in the spring, when the new plumage 
is complete for the northern journey. Some of the 
birds seen now have little of the yellow about them, 
but their restless movements and their habit of al- 
ways saying "quit, quit," as they fly about, will 
serve to identify them. 

Smaller than the warbler is the ruby-crowned 
kinglet, a small bird having conspicuous white eye 
rings and plumage of inconspicuous olive-green 
that so matches the foliage in which he forages that 
were it not for his loud chattering call, one would 
often pass him by. The red crown patch, which 
gives him his name, is usually concealed, and you 
might see him many times without knowing that 
he had it. 

The western gnatcatcher is a small blue-drab 
sprite about the size of the kinglet. His call is a 
nasal "tzee," unlike anything else. Perhaps if you 
listen carefully you may hear one of these little 
beauties singing softly to himself as I did one day 
lately. It was so low a song that only a bird lover 
would notice it. 

Then there are seen, irregularly throughout the 
winter, the western bluebirds, robins, and cedar 
waxwings, all birds with which the eastern bird 
student is familiar. However, our robins and blue- 
birds are not the friendly birds that we knew in the 
East. The robins usually come in large flocks and 
are about for a day or two only, or perhaps a few 
hours only. It is a delight to see them even for sc 
short a time. They are especially fond of our pep- 
per berries, and while they are about spend most 
of their time eating them. 

The bluebirds come about in small flocks, resting 
a short time on the telephone wires, and are awaj 
again, giving one little glimpses of blue and brick- 
red. 

Other winter birds there are, of course, but these 
mentioned are the ones that come most commonly 
and are the most likely to be seen. 






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MUSIC AND THE DRAMA 



First Symphony Concert 

The first of the season's Symphon) concerts took 
place Friday afternoon, November 23, at the Mason 
( tpera House. The programme which was pre- 
sented was as a whole rather too ambitious for any 
orchestra not permanently established and abi : to 
give unlimited time to preparation. Even the most 
celebrated orchestras feel that months of work are 
necessary to a proper interpretation of Beethoven's 
great symphonies. 

The orchestra, which consists now of Bfty-scven 
men. is not properly balanced, there being an abun- 
dance of String but a noticeable lack of wind instru- 
ments. The C Minor Symphony with one hgotf 
and two oboes cannot but be poor in interpretation 
and against musical good taste. In rendition the 
symphony was lacking in depth and color. 

The Tchaikowsky "Elegie" was given with 'inle 
spirit. Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suito" was well played 
and the orchestra was at its best in the "Nozze rii 
Figaro." which suited the players and was marked 
by sureness and understanding. 

Blanche Ruby, the soloist, has a decided lyric 
soprano of perfect training. She sang the mad 
scene from Thomas's "Hamlet" with good voice, 
beautiful phrasing and intelligence. Her ^n.r.cia- 
tion was especially admirable and such perfect 
French is seldom heard from an Anglo-Saxon 
mouth. 

Los Angeles owes a large debt of gratitude to 
those whose faith and work have made a symphony 
orchestra possible. If our future musical growth 
shall be in any way commensurate with our material 
growth we may confidently expect to see the sym- 
phony orchestra of today, augmented and perfected, 
ranking with the best in the country. It was the 
unwavering faith and courage of one man through 
years of discouragement which resulted in Boston's: 
present unrivalled organization. 



The Opera 

The first presentation of Faust was given at the 
Auditorium Wednesday of last week under the di- 
rection of Lacegott. He is young, ambitious and 
clever, but unfortunately employs the mannerisms 
of the Italian leaders and too often forgets that all 
the singers have not voices of the size of Lombardi's 
— a voice quite impossible to drown. Georgi sang 
the part of Marguerite surprisingly well, and showed 
an intelligent control of her voice that would have 
quite hidden its defects had it not been frequently 
entirely overpowered by the orchestra. 

The Mepbisto of Lombardi was really (great, 
musically and dramatically, comparing favorably 
with the best we have known. A tenor who does not 
disappoint is Salvaneschi, who gave a thoroughly 
artistic interpretation of the part of Faust. His 
enunciation is especially to be commended, no word 
is lost or marred, and no phase is spoiled on account 
of a high note. 

Paccini has a beautiful voice with which he is 
unwisely prodigal. He is young and has yet to 
learn to take bis notes covered and that the beauty 
of a voice is not in its strength but it its timbre. 
A present slight disposition to a tremolo should be 
a sufficient warning of the necessity for a change of 



method. Millon in the role of Siebel showed again 
a voice of excellent quality and volume but entirely 
lacking in training. 

We can hardly expect consistent artistic effects in 
the staging of a traveling company, but the meeting 
between Faust and Marguerite in a street of electric 
lighted mansions suggested rather too strongly a 
little adventure in Paris instead of a quiet German 
village! And in the church scene the appearance 
of a real corporeal spirit could well have been dis- 
pensed with and more left to the imagination. 

On Monday night the long expected "Chopin" 
was introduced to Los Angeles and to the United 
States at the same time by the Lambardi Company. 
The weather was doubtless largely responsible for 
the small audience but more general interest might 
have been expected in such a radical departure 
from the hackneyed favorites of the old Italian 
school and curiosity alone should have filled the 
house. 

Chopin is called an opera, a misnomer from every 
point of view. It is rather an orchestral arrange- 
ment of themes from the works of Chopin, with the 
innovation of the use of the voices as part of the 
orchestra. Chopin has never appealed to the pop- 
ular taste— he is essentially a musician for musicians 
His was a genius of rare originality, which defied 
all the rules of contemporary or past musical com- 
position. One of his critics said of him ; "He has in 
his music the sorrow of Poland, the grace and 
charm of France and the depth of Germany." His 
works have insurmountable difficulties for medi- 
ocre players, and only great talent, developed 
through years of study, can hope properly to inter- 
pret a Chopin composition. 

In undertaking to popularize the works of Chopin 
Giacomo Orifice has tried a dangerous experiment. 
Only a musician of great intelligence could have 
succeeded as he has done. He has gathered material 
from every class of the great composer's works and 
combined it with rare talent. And if we miss the 
E flat Nocturne and the Funeral March it only 
shows more fully the artistic value of the arrange- 
ment. He is not Italian at all in his work — it is 
through and through Chppin, with his sorrow, 
charm and depth, and with a good cast and orches- 
tra the presentation would have marked an epoch 
in musical experience. 

All the credit of the evening's performance be- 
longs to Guer'reri, who showed his thorough un- 
derstanding of Chopin by a perfection of interpre 
tation seldom seen in Italian directors. 

Tuesday night's performance of "Cavalliera Rus- 
ticana" and "Pagliacci" was the best of the season. 
Adaberto, Millon and Paccini did splendid work 
and even the chorus was acceptable. D'Ottavi as. 
Turridu was sometimes good but the beauty of the 
drinking song was entirely lost by the skipping 
of eight bars and the causing of general confusion. 
Guerreri had the orchestra in perfect control and 
gave the Intermezzo in a thoroughly musicianly 
manner free from morbid sentimentality and re- 
ceived a well earned encore. 

In "Pagliacci" the tenors were changed and even 
Arlequin was not sung by a tenor but was given tc 
Nunez, who was heard to advantage. Adaberto 
gave us a perfect Nedda. even without the trills of 
the bird song, and Orelli has never been heard here 
more successfully than in the part of Canio. An- 



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tola was simply great in his prologue, which is quite 
beautiful enough without attempting to improve on 
Leoncavallo's work by the addition of two high 
G's. Paccini gave the part of Sylvio with good voice 
and dramatic skill. 

The orchestra under Guerreri was hardly to be 
identified with that of the first night's performance 
and he has shown us that a real musician has no 
need of acrobatic feats or spectacular personal ap- 
pearance. 

VERO. 



Musical Notes 

Frank Wilczek, the violinist, will give a recital 
in Simpson Auditorium, Tuesday evening, Decem- 



of the Philharmonic course, which is under the di- 
rection of L. E. Behymer. The seat sale for the 
concert is now going on at Birkel's music store. 

As the third Philharmonic event Mr. Behymer 
offers Anton Hekking, who will appear Tuesday 
evening, December 18. Hekking is a 'cellist who 
has won triumphs wherever he'has appeared. An 
absolute master of technique he fascinates and im- 
presses with his wonderful tone production. His 
programmes are most interesting and serve to re- 
veal with striking effect his remarkable genius. 

Miss Bessie Bartlett will give a recital, Wednes- 
day evening, December 12, in Gamut Club hall. 
She will be assisted by Miss Estelle Katherine 
Heartt, the contralto, Madame Monasco, the 'cellist, 
and Archibald W. Sessions, pianist. Miss Bartlett 




Scene from "Old Heidelberg" 



ber 11. The principal number on his programme 
will be the Bach G minor sonata which he will play 
in public for the first time since he interpreted it in 
New York after fourteen years study on the difficult 
composition. For the last four years Mr. Wilczek 
has been soloist for the leading orchestras of the 
east. He will pass the winter in Southern California 
arranging programmes for his European tour next 
season. At the recital, December 11, he will be as- 
sisted by Mrs. M. Hennion Robinson, the pianist. 

Ossip Gabrilowitch, the famous Russian pianist: 
has made a great sensation in the East. Boston and 
Chicago have greeted him with crowded houses and 
the critics have declared him to be the successoi 
of Paderewski in popular esteem. He will be heard 
in place of Mile. Parkina as the second attraction 



has a soprano voice of good compass and pure 
quality. Her programme is of much interest. 
One number, Benberg's "The Ballade of the De- 
spairing One," will be a- novelty. 



Old Heidelberg at the Belasco 

"Old Heidelberg" next week again will cast its 
spell over crowds at the Belasco. The most com- 
pelling and fascinating drama yet produced at the 
theater famous for its successes will be revived 
with even more elaborate detail than the manage- 
ment employed on previous occasions. There will 
be fine voices in the students' choruses and there 
will be a larger number of persons on the stage 
than have appeared at the other productions. It 



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will l>c remembered that in this play Miss Gardner 
shows her lighter moods as well as her emotional 
powers. lewis Stone will find a congenial role 
in the drama which blends gaycty and sadness 
charmingly. 



The College Widow 

Surely the Mason Opera House could not have 
brought a more appropriate offering to Los Angeled 
than "The College Widow" so charmingly played 
by a company the members of which have all the 
delicious buoyance, nonsense and infectious gayety 
of youth. George Ade has produced better dra 
matic compositions than this play which has a per- 
ennial popularity, but it is difficult to imagine any- 
thing more human or more delightful than the stage 
pictures of life at a small college. 

The company sent west by Mr. Savage has been 
picked with rare judgment for the players need be 
only themselves and nothing more is to be desired 
It is evident that all are well born and well edu- 
cated. They are typical of the characters they rep- 
resent, so there is no special demand upon theii 
histrionic powers. Miss Louise Rutter is a charm- 
ing "widow" and she acts her part with an engaging 
naturalness. 

Xo one can go to see this play without being car- 
ried backward to the days when the world was e 
place where all sorts of magic forces, including love 
and boyhood ambition, wrought wonders. Perhaps 
the audiences go away from "The College Widow" 
with hearts made light and cares forgotten. No 
wonder that the play lives even though the dialogue 
is distinguished by the inanity that is, alas! too 
true, and the dramatic action is quite independent 
of the established rules of the drama. 



Next Week at the Mason 

"The Heir to the Hoorah," admirably played last 
year will return to the Mason Opera House next 
Monday for seven performances. Guy Bates Post, 
who has made a name for himself in the leading role 
of Joe Lacey, comes back with the company, which 
still retains Ernest Lamson, Ben Higgins, Cassius 
Quinby and Harry Rich. Miss Janet Beecher, 
last seen as the Gibson Girl in "The Education of 
Mr. Pipp," will appear as Geraldine, and Helene 
Lackaye, sister of Wilton Lackaye, has the part 
of the sprightly widow, Kate Brandon. All who 
have not seen "The Heir of the Hoorah" will enjoy 
what is a clever comedy and all who are familiar 
with it will laugh a second time. It should draw 
good houses. 



Captain Courtesy 

It is difficult indeed to judge "Captain Courtesy,' 
the new play produced at the Belasco this week 
The dramatization of Mr. Carpenter's novel of 
Southern California strengthens what is an indif- 
ferent story. After the first night "Captain Court- 
esy" improved at each performance and it was evi- 
dent that the company with Miss Amelia Gardner 
and Mr. Lewis at its head made the most of the 
play. At times there were scenes that brought out 
something like enthusiasm on the part of the audi- 
ences naturally quick to see the best in a play- 
dealing with California history. The first act 
dragged because, necessarily, there was much to be 



explained. The play does nol arouse tense interest 
until the third act when the heroine perjures her- 
self t'> save the life of the hero. In the fourth act 
there is enough superfluous incident to supply sev 
eral extra scenes. Lewis Stone was a Captain 
Courtesy that must have satisfied the playwright 
and Miss Gardner, who cannot do any part badly. 
was a mission daughter who contributed much to 
the play. Richard Vivian in the role of Jacoco, a 
Mexican lieutenant, created a part that will lie 
remembered as an artistic characterization. 



"The Christian" a Success 

In the revival of "The Christian" at the Burbank, 
Mr. Morosco has accomplished wonders in making 
William Desmond and Mary Van Buren acceptable 
in two characters most trying to players of talents 
quite at variance with those required for the im- 
personation of John Storm and Gloria Quayle. To 
the person familiar with the first production of 
the dramatization of Hall Craine's novel this week's 
performances must be disappointing and yet judged 
impartially they were most credible. The week- 
ended Miss Van Buren's engagement and she will 
go east. 



Some time before the holidays Mrs. George 
Drake Ruddy will give an exhibition of Henrietta 
Dunn's latest sketches of frivolous girls. The 
"Frivolous Girls" have made Miss Dunn famous in 
the United States. Mrs. Ruddy is deeply interested 
in the young artist's work in minature painting. 
Success in the clever drawings so popular every- 
where enabled Miss Dunn to pursue her studies in 
New York and the Christmas sales will add to 
what may be called a student fund. 



Belasco. Mayer & C o., Props. 
Phones: Main 3380, Home 267 



Belasco Theater 

Commencing Week Dec. 3 



The Belasco Stock Company will revive 
its Greatest Success 



OLD HEIDELBERG 



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ENTIRE WEEK OF MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd. 

... With a Saturday Matinee ... 

The Play that Won your Hearts Last Year 

Paul Armstrong's Delightful American Comedy 



THE HEIR The 



HOORAH 



with GUY BATES POST, Direction 
KIRKE LA SHELLE COMPANY 

Seats Now on Sale 



Prices 50c. 75c. $1,00 and $1.50 



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AMONG THE ARTISTS 



The Brown Exhibit. 

Benjamin C. Brown's exhibition of thirty-three 
pictures in the music room of the Blanchard Build- 
ing this week proved to be one of the most note- 
worthy events of the season, which has been marked 
by unusual activity among Southern California 1 
artists. No painter is better known in the west 
than this sincere student of nature and none has 
gained wider recognition. 

Mr. Brown's latest work shows distinct growth. 
While the freshness and originality that marked 
the artist's earlier pictures have not been lost, there 
has been a gradual symmetrical development that 
places these new pictures far above those that have 
preceded them in the course of his conscientious 
labor in the field he loves so well. His maturer 
powers are seen in "San Pedro — Morning" and "The 
Oak by the Pool," in "Tranquillity — the Pacific" 
and "Brown Autumn." All these are distinguished 
by subtle feeling — all are poetic and deeply sugges- 
tive. 

"Morning Light on Mirror Lake" shows the faint 
rosy touch of the first glimmer of sun on the great 
Half Dome with Cloud's Rest in the blue distance. 
Scattered patches of snow lie over the mountains 
while in the lake are mirrored the mountains and 
the dark masses of tall pines. Another picture from 
the Yosemite reveals a stage road stretching away 
through the tall scattering pines. The snow is 
everywhere except along the road, where it has been 
worn away, leaving muddy patches. Far back 
among the trees, high in the sky, glimmers the yel- 
low light of the early sun. 

From his mountain trips Mr. Brown always 
brings back many typical and interesting canvases, 
but he has made Southern California his best known 
field. Here he is truly at home. "Sunset After the 
Rain" is a Pasadena view on the road to- Sierra 
Madre, where tall eucalyptus trees mark the way. 
Water stands in pools by the road side and covers 
adjacent fields. Sentinel-like eucalypti fill the can- 
vas at the left, dwindling away in the hazy distance. 
Through the clouds the sun, shining with a burst of 
splendor after a dull day, touches land and water 
with gold of deepest yellow. Several canvases show 
tints of autumn and early winter. 

"The Oak by the Pool" is a picture which proves 
how well the artist is entitled to his place in the 
front rank of western painters. Here are expressed 
the mystery and poetry of night. The moon, rising 
behind a giant oak, is reflected in the water. The 
color tones are beautifully handled and the picture 
is one that will not soon be forgotten. "Tran- 
quillity — The Pacific" is another memorable canvas. 
Sky and sea speak of the quiet morning. The light 
breaking through the thin curtain of fog falls upon 
the clear water and not far from the curving shore 
a wave is rolling in. This is a picture that has the 
sort of charm which grows with closer acquaint- 
ance. 

"Lingering Light" will make a special appeal to 
those who love California. The rays of the setting 
sun tint hilltop and treetop with a warm glow, while 
on the shadow side, coming slowly home through 
the scant verdure of the weedy meadow, is a flock 



of sheep, followed by the shepherd, who has turned 
to see the last lingering ray of the sun. 

Several of the new pictures show the misty pur- 
ples fading into lavender pink sunset tints that are 
peeuliar to the rarefied air of the mountain regions. 
No one can handle these sunset effects more suc- 
cessfully than Mr. Brown. 

Conspicuous in this exhibition are six studies of 
the Grand Canyon. The artist has taken mere frag- 
ments of the superb panorama and he has accom- 
plished wonders. Best of all is the canvas called 
"On the Brink of the Canyon." Mr. Brown has 
chosen the lower keys of color in what is the. de- 
spair of all painters — this wonder of nature. He 
has given a hint of what morning and sunset are in 
the canyon and he has studied a shower. All the 
pictures prove how keenly the artist has felt the 
superb and overwhelming beauty of towering peak 
and shadowy river, of desert sheen and mountain 
light. 

Among the smaller pictures are one or two poppy 
fields and several Italian sketches. Of these "Vene- 
tian Moonlight" deserves special attention. 

All who visit the exhibition must have felt some 
curiosity concerning the personality of the artist. 
Mr. Brown is a Southerner, the son of a prominent 
lawyer of Little Rock, Arkansas. His early years 
were passed in his native city. He studied five 
years in the St. Louis School of Art where he won 
the medal awarded for the best work. After the 
death of his father he returned to Little Rock, 
where he opened a small art school which provided 
the means for his later studies abroad. In Paris he 
became a student at the Julien school. There he 
studied under John Paul Laurens and J. B. Ben- 
jamin-Constant. 

Mr. Brown's annual exhibition in Pasadena will 
take place in March. 



A San Francisco Painter 

Joseph Greenbaum will give an exhibition of por- 
traits and landscapes in Music Hall, Blanchard 
building, beginning December 3. Mr. Greenbaum 
is a painter who has won the highest recognition. 
He has exhibited in the Paris salon and his work- 
has appeared in several of the World's expositions 
In the San Francisco disaster he lost all his pictures 
and indeed all his possessions. Since he came to 
Los Angeles he has been working industriously 
and will present pictures that cannot fail to win 
the admiration of the public. First of all, he is a 
draughtsman of remarkable strength. With a line 
he can do wonders. His portraits show splendid 
modeling and remarkable vigor of treatment. He 
knows how to paint a figure in atmosphere and he 
catches the man behind the mask. He will exhibit 
one or two ideal heads, in which he has proved that 
he can do justice to the most delicate type of femi- 
nine beauty. Many former residents of San Fran- 
cisco and well known citizens of Los Angeles are 
taking special interest in this exhibition. 



Ruskin Club's Exhibition 

Naturally much curiosity is felt concerning the 
loan exhibition to be given by the Ruskin Art Club 
beginning Friday evening, December 5, in the 
Blanchard Gallery. Miss Letha Lewis, upon whom 
devolves the task of selecting the pictures, has a 
heavy responsibility. Last year objection was made 



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the club employed a jury of artists, and 
this new policy of entrusting the decision concern- 
ing canvases worthy of place in the exhibition to 
one person who is not a painter awakens special in- 
•t. It is promised that pictures by the fore- 
most Americans will be shown. Moreover, there 
arc to be paintings by the old masters. In Los An- 
geles and Pasadena pictures of great value are 
owned by connoisseurs and a number of these will 
be seen. A private view lor members of the club 
and invited guests will be given on the opening 
night, when Mrs. J. \Y. Hendrick, president of the 
Ruskin Art Club, and the other officers will form 
the reception committee. 



Marketing the Pictures 

It has been announced that the American Fine 
Arts Association has taken the Blanchard Gallery 
for a permanent exhibition room, but it is not gen- 
erally known that R. A. Bernstein, president of the 
association, has outlined plans that should mean a 
great deal to the public. Mr. Bernstein will bring 
from the East and from Europe pictures by famous 
artists. These will be hung with plenty of wall 
space around them, so that they can be studied to 
best advantage. The pictures will be changed from 
time to time in order that interest in the gallery 
shall not subside. There will be something special 
to attract visitors each week. 

A feature of the exhibition will be the display of 
work by California artists. Mr. Bernstein will select 
a certain number of pictures by painters of Los An- 
geles and Pasadena. These painters will form a 
group that will be empowered to choose all the 
California pictures to be exhibited after the first 
fortnight. From these collections of western pic- 
tures he will send consignments east, thus providing 
an outside market for the best work from the coast 
Within the last two years so many remarkably 
good pictures have been produced in California that 
the artists have made for themselves strong client- 
eles among eastern patrons. The pictures will now 
go to the East instead of waiting for eastern buyers 
to come to them. 

Mr. Bernstein's plan certainly sounds most cheer- 
ing, but the question is whether it will prove alto- 
gether practicable. It seems almost too good to be 
really true. 



Frank A. Bischoff, a prominent artist of Detroit 
Michigan, has come to live in Southern California. 
He will build a home and a studio in South Pasa- 
dena. 



Miss Li'ian Vosburgh will give a tea this afternoon 
at Ebell Club house at which she will exhibit a num- 
ber of her recent water colors. 

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A Los Angeles Author 

One of the holiday books that will make a wide 
appeal is "A Woman Alone in the Heart of Japan," 
by Gertrude Adams Fisher, the Los Angeles author, 
lecturer an .' traveler. So many writers have found 
inspiration in 'he Mikado's empire that it is 
difficult to imagine what is left for the traveler who 



would present something new to the great reading 
public. If all who wonder vaguely what the last 
word on Japan may be will read this book, then in- 
deed it is sure to receive proper recognition, for it 
will he found to be absorbing in interest, bright and 
original. 

Mrs. Idams Fisher has presented a series of beau- 
tifully painted scenes from Japan. Many of the chap- 
ters arc like the exquisite color prints familiar to 
those who appreciate the art of the little brown 
men, but, after sketching inland cities and their in- 
habitants, the author has turned to study the Bud- 
dhist University and the Judo School, the stock- 
market, the great industries and the educational in- 
stitutions. 

If there is any fault to be found with "A Woman 
Alone in the Heart of Japan," she is to be accused 
of too much subordination of her own personality. 
While the reader feels that he is made to see things 
with the keen eyes of one well trained in intelligent 
observation, and that a person of wide knowledge 




Mrs. Gertrude Adams Fisher 

and analytical mind is causing him to understand 
the people who pass in the procession of characters 
silhouetted on "the pages, there is a regret that the 
author is. so aloof. Not a trace of feminine lack of 
logic or inclination to digress is to be found from 
cover to cover, and, therefore, the critic must re- 
gret that there is no imperfection which gives the 
distinctly human touch. Paradoxical as it may 
seem, the Woman Alone has written with a power 
which men are supposed to monopolize and she 
must be taken to task for too much literary reserve 
Beginning with her first impressions in Yoko- 
hama, Mrs. Adams Fisher throws on her canvas 
fascinating views of the bazars, the streets, the 
theaters and even the baths. Her style is crisp, 
direct, graphic. Never does she waste a word, yet 
never does she omit one that would add vividness 
to her narrative. She tells just what every reader 
wants to know without weighting her pages with 
unnecessary detail. With a most effective art she 
compels all who read to understand conditions and 
customs that interested her. Nothing escapes her, 



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for she sees every side of life. Her ricksha carries 
her to all parts of the' city — even to the Nectarine, 
where she finds little Katie. 

Kioto is visited in the cherry blossom season. 
Here wonderful sights are presented. Everything, 
from the Lake Biwa canal to the wonderful 
wrestlers, engages attention. 

From Kioto an overland journey is made to 
Miyanoshita, the fashionable resort. Here intimate 
glimpses of life are given most charmingly. With 
an admirable frankness that is still a delicate state- 
ment of facts, the' author handles all subjects that 
have a bearing on the national life. Manners and 
morals are discussed, or rather mentioned in their 
relation to a people whose progress has become 
a matter of special concern to the United States.. 

In surveying the educational institutions of 
Japan, the author devotes a chapter to the emanci- 
pation of the Japanese women. She says : 

"Day has dawned for woman in Japan. A few 
years ago, the educated native woman was an un- 
known quantity. All her aspirations were flouted. 

Japanese statesmen now realize t.he 

fact that the little girls of today are the mothers of 
tomorrow, and that the training of citizen, soldier, 
patriot rests largely with them. Woman, once 
relegated to obscurity, has now come to the fore- 
ground. Schools for girls are many, with a curricu- 
lum based on that of foreign nations, and often con- 
ducted by foreigners, or by foreign born teachers." 

Space is devoted to the Girls' Industrial School, 
the Girls' High School and the Woman's Univer- 
sity. Concerning the university, which President 
Naruse established in 1894, the facts brought out by 
Mrs. Adams Fisher will surprise most Americans. 
Nine hundred students are enjoying its advantages. 
Another interesting topic is the musical progress 
of Japan. Under the influence of Professor August 
Yunker, a German proud to call himself an Ameri- 
can, remarkable results have been obtained since 
the first music lesson was given by a Boston teach- 
er twenty years ago. A musical academy placed on 
the battlefield of Ueno, where the last shogun defied 
the Emperor, has an enrollment of more than 40c 
pupils and a faculty of thirty teachers. 

"A Woman Alone in the Heart of Japan" is a 
book every Californian should read. It is an im- 
partial study of a nation that is sending hundreds 
of its people to America every year. From the 
literary point of view it is a valuable piece of work, 
polished, sincere and convincing. Numerous illus- 
trations from photographs taken by the author em- 
bellish the pages of description and there is a beau- 
tiful colored frontispiece. The publishers have 
thought so well of the book that they have prepared 
a sumptuous edition handsomelv bound to supple- 
ment the one intended for the popular demand. 

A Woman Alone in the Heart of Japan, By Gertrude 
Adams Fisher. L. C. Page and Company. 



sapling, who toiled and hoped and waited to make 
for their children a home among green trees." Wil- 
helm Miller, of "Country Life in America" and 
"The Garden Magazine," is brother-in-law of Miss 
Rogers and one of her sisters writes on nature 
topics. Miss Rogers is now at Long Beach work- 
ing on a book that will describe "and classify the sea 
shells of the United States. She has studied shells 
along the Atlantic coast and expects to devote many 
months to researches on the Pacific coast. Her 
books have been accepted, as standard works by 
many schools and institutions of higher education. 

* * * 

Absent-minded Women 

When it was raining last week a pretty little 
woman sought refuge in one of the big dry goods 
shops. She had on a new broadcloth tailor-made 
and a hat with drooping ostrich plumes. She wore 
grey shoes to match her costume. The storm had 
overtaken her when she was quite unprepared for 
it. With a frown upon her face she seated herself 
at one of the counters. Absent-mindedly she no- 
ticed that she was opposite the umbrella depart- 
ment, around which women crowded to make hasty 
purchases. Naturally she was interested in watch- 
ing the various selections made by the shoppers, 
who hastened out with their new purchases in use. 
Now and then the watcher glanced out of doors and 
looked at her watch. She had an engagement but 
she could think of no way of keeping it. Her hat 
must not be spoiled. Fifteen minutes passed, then 
half an hour. When her watch marked the hour, 
the waste of time appalled her. Then the thought 
presented itself that other women must be detained 
just as she was, but not one she had noticed was in 
sight. What had become of the crowds that had 
passed her? The women had bought umbrellas and 
gone on their ways rejoicing! Why had she not 
followed their example? The idea had never oc- 
curred to her! She had lost an hour because she 
had not had common sense enough to do the most 
obvious thing. Meekly she bought the first um- 
brella offered to her, paid $3.49 for it and sneaked 
out into the flooded street. 



A Writer of the Middle West. 

Miss Julia Ellen Rogers, a distinguished writer 
of the Middle West, has come to pass the winter in 
Southern California. Miss Rogers is the author 
of "Among Green Trees" and "The Tree Book." 
Her love of the outdoors led her to study plant life. 
Her second book is dedicated to her parents, "Pion- 
eers of the Treeless Prairie, who planted seed and 



Out in the Westlake district the other day a 
society woman, who was serving tea from a samo- 
var, upset the lighted alcohol lamp. The fire ignited 
the dainty table cloth and instantly there was a 
panic. One of the guests screamed, "Bring water," 
and with her hostess ran into the kitchen. Seizing 
a pitcher the guest turned the first faucet she could 
reach. "Don't, don't!" admonished the hostess; 
"That is the hot water." The guest emptied the 
warm water that had flowed into the pitcher, turned 
on the cold water and rushed back to the blazing 
table to discover that a cool-headed visitor had 
smothered the flames with a little rug. It was not 
until after the excitement had passed that the guest 
remembered the incident in the kitchen. 

"Do you know you made me believe hot water 
would not put out the fire?" she rs':ed addressing 
the hostess. 

"And you gravely accepted my error," laughed 
the hostess. "The fire has taught us both that we 
are not made of the sort of stuff that will earn a 
Carnegie heroine medal." 



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BLIND, STUPID PARTISANSHIP 



Political 



Conditions WhicK Have Rendered Municipal Government in 
America tKe Most Inefficient in tKe "World 



"Men who belong are not free; they are owned 
And unless the men in it are free, a country cannot 
be free. And when men cease to be free, democracy 
fails, and an oligarchy is established. Tins is what 
lias happened in our cities: thus they become the 
shame of democracy," writes Brand Whitlock 
mayor of Toledo, in the Saturday Evening Post. 

"It is not the boss who is responsible; it is the 
man who votes the straight ticket. There are large 
numbers of such men in every city in America 
They are very proud of voting the straight ticket 
they speak of 'voting the straight ticket and of their 
having voted it since they were twenty-one and of 
their determination to vote it as long as life lasts 
and the central committee sends around the hack 
on election day, as if this were a cardinal virtue 
entitling them to general consideration and respect 

"To the party man," continues Mayor Whitlock 
"the party is of primary and paramount importance ; 
the principle is secondary; the party has ceased to 
be a means, merely a vehicle to carry onward a 
principle ; it has become an end in itself. 

"The party man has lost sight completely of his 
town, his state, his nation; he thinks only of his 
party, and of his duty toward it; he feels that he 
has discharged his duty and his whole duty if he 
is as he loves to say, "loyal" to his party— that is, 
if he votes his party ticket. Thus he enters the 
state of the crystallized mind; the form is every- 
thing, the spirit nothing. He thinks or feels that 
by belonging to a party, he is patriotic, just as 
many men think that by belonging to a church they 
are religious. . 

"It would be instructive to have, were it possible 
some statistics of the cost of partisanship. The 
waste and extravagance of our municipal govern- 
ments have become proverbial; men, until the re- 
cent awakening, have sat helpless before the fact, 
incapable of dealing with it otherwise than in a 
spirit of sardonic humor or pessimistic fatalism, 
passing at length into cynical indifference. The 
people's money'has been squandered among a horde 
of contractors, allied with the bosses; it has been 
given away to dependents and servers, the occu- 
pants of useless offices ; it has been spent in salaries 
to men, often respected, if not wholly respectable, 
wooed, through their vanity, into acquiescence, by 
membership on the idle and lazy boards among 
which the bosses have distributed the functions of 
municipal government. Privileges on which prince- 
ly fortunes and new and insolent aristocracies are 
founded have been bartered away ; the very streets 
and water-fronts have been sold for enormous sums, 
no part of which has enriched the public treasury 
The result has been that municipal government in 
America has been the most inefficient in the world." 

Blind, stupid partisanship, asserts Mayor Whit- 
lock, "has prostituted journalism. The party organ 
is conducted by men who, in other relations, are ap- 
parently guided by high ideals and inspired by 
noble purposes, and yet are willing to delude, de- 
ceive and lead astray their fellow-men, and in the 



cause of partisanship to descend to any depths in 
order that their party may triumph. Though here 
again partisanship defeats its own ends; for the 
party press has become utterly unreliable, has 
wholl) lost its influence-, and abdicated its throne 
of power. 

"In the states, and more, yes, entirely, in the 
cities, parties have lost their meaning and their use. 
That til is is true is already shown by the increasing 
independence the people are displaying in their own 
affairs. They are learning that a citizen's relation 
to his fellow-citizens, his attitude toward the issues 
in his town, are not determined by his views on 
tariff, or expansion, or immigration, or coinage. 

"The old ideal of party loyalty is soon to be su 
perseded by the newer, purer ideal of civic loyalty. 
No more is the success of the party to be the one 
thing aimed at; now it is to be the success, the 
triumph of the city. Not much longer will men run 
for local office on platforms dealing with national 
issues, or they will run on no platform at all, for 
platforms are dead things, after all, and receive 
only now and then a temporary galvanization from 
some great personality. In practical politics, lately 
discovered to be the most impractical kind, the cam- 
paign promise has come to be almost as cheap as 
the campaign cigar. 

"This means, after all, a representative govern- 
ment; but only the trusts, the railroads, the street 
car companies, the breweries and other privileges 
have been represented in it. Now the people shall 
be represented, all the people — not any certain kind 
of people, the good, the bad, the rich, the poor, the 
"better element" or any other class, but just the 
people, all of them, and that without having to paj 
or even to consult a boss, big or little. And they 
will secure this representation by doing away with 
the fetichism of partisanship and all its nonsense 
and extravagance — primaries, central committees, 
conventions with typewritten programmes — they 
will nominate men by free petition, and then vote 
for them, that is all. 

"To the crystallized mind of the stupefied partisan 
all this is. heresy, of course, or idle dreaming; but 
all progress has its inception in a heresy, and all 
realities are but dreams come true. 

"The principle of non-partisanship will demon- 
strate itself first in the cities, where the great prob 
lems of democracy more acutely present themselves 
and where they must and will be worked out. Yes- 
terday the city was the despair of democracy and 
its shame ; today it is its hope ; tomorrow it will be 
its glory. Many have referred the evils that per- 
plex them to democracy ; the remedy proposed has 
been less democracy, and much of our legislation 
has been in distrust of democracy. 

"But democracy has not yet been tried. The 
remedy will be found in more democracy. The cities 
must be free to handle their problems in their own 
way; governments must become autonomous; there 
must no longer be confusion with state issues or 
with national issues. They must have, in short, 
home rule." 



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SOCIETY'S DOINGS 



November Weddings 

The wedding of Miss Adelaide Brown, daughter 
of Mrs. Eleanor T. Brown, No. 1623 West Twenty- 
fourth street, and Sidney J. Wailes of Washington. 
D. C, last Tuesday evening, was the principal so- 
cial event of the week. For three months the bride 
has been much entertained, for she has been one 
of the most popular girls in Los Angeles society. 
The marriage ceremony which was performed in 
St. John's Episcopal church, West Adams and 
Figueroa streets, brought together a brilliant as- 
semblage of gorgeously gowned women and well 
known men. 

The bride entered the church with her grand- 
father, Judge George H. Smith. She is beautiful 
and she was never more charming than she appeared 
when attired in her bridal gown of white liberty 
silk richly trimmed with rare lace. The ceremony 
was performed by the Rev. Lewis G. Morris. Mrs. 
Henry Carleton Lee was matron of honor and Miss 
Errol Brown of Washington, D. C, was maid of 
honor. Mrs. Lee wore pink chiffon and Miss 
Brown's gown was of white chiffon embroidered 
in pink. The five bridesmaids, Misses Grace Mel- 
ius, Louise McFarland, Louise Burke, Anne Patton 
and Inez Clark were atired in pale green chiffon 
over silk and carried bouquets of maiden hair ferns 
and white flowers. Thomas Brown, brother of the 
bride, was best man and the following acted as 
ushers : Captain William Banning and Messrs. 
Gurney Newlin, Arvin Brown, Carleton Burke, Nor- 
wood Howard and Leo Chandler. 

An elaborate supper was served at the home of 
the bride's mother. After a brief wedding trip Mr. 
and Mrs. Wailes will return to Los Angeles for a 
visit before they leave California for their home in 
Chicago. 



Allen, Durward De Van, Spencer Thorpe and 
Misses Adele Brodtbeck, Annis Van Nuys, Charlene 
Coulter, Mary and Anna Chapman, Eva Keating, 
Marie Gavagan, Florence Hunt, Aline Jacobs and 
Adele Brune. 



Miss May Bretherton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter Bretherton of the Hotel Hinman, and 
Thomas J. Douglas were married Wednesday even- 
ing. The ceremony was performed in the big recep- 
tion room of the hotel, the Rev. Baker P. Lee offici- 
ating. Miss Maud Bretherton was maid of honor. 
Ethel and Ada Brandon acted as flower girls. 
Thomas Rathbone was best man. The bride's gown 
was of white lace over white silk and she carried 
a shower bouquet of Cecil Bruner roses. After the 
ceremony Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Douglas, parents of 
the bridegroom, gave a reception for the bride and 
bridegroom at their home, No. 103 1 West Seventh 
street. 



In Honor of Miss Coulter 

Mrs. J. Harvey McCarthy of Elden avenue gave 
a progressive card party Tuesday afternoon in hono; 
of Miss Frances Coulter, whose marriage to Dr. 
R. P. McReynolds will take place next week. The 
hostess was assisted by Mrs. T. L. Patterson, Mrs. 
E. N. McGinnen of Cleveland, O., Misses Inez 
Moore and Elsie Laux. Mrs. W. D. Woolwine 
presided at the punch bowl. Invited guests included 
Mines. Albert Moore, Chester Montgomery, Oscar 
A. Trippett, William Bayly, Jr., John Van Geison 
Posey, Ben Harwood, Warren Carhart, Stella West- 
feldt, R. L. McCrea, Charles Bonnynge, Robert M. 



Notes 



Mrs. Lee Chamberlain has issued invitations for 
a reception next Friday afternoon, at Ebell Club 
House, when she will introduce her daughter, Miss 
Lois Chamberlain, to society. Her sister-in-law, 
Mrs. Paul Mellen Chamberlain, who came to Cali- 
fornia recently from Chicago, will be the guest of 
honor. The debut of Miss Chamberlain is of interest 
to a wide circle of friends, for she is numbered 
among the favorites in the younger set. She is a 
dainty, dark eyed girl whose charming personality 
gains friends for her wherever she is known. 

Mrs. Laura Chase Smith and Miss Smith are 
entertaining at their home, No. 1671 West Twenty- 
fourth street, Mrs. Edward Craft Green of Lake 
Forest, Illinois. Mrs. Green is a niece of Mrs. 
Smith. She is a young and beautiful woman, whc 
has won recognition by her literary talents. 

Roy B. Wheeler gave a dinner Monday evening 
at the Hotel Alexandria, followed by a box part)' 
at the opera, in honor of Miss Helen Chaffee, 
daughter of General and Mrs. Adna R. Chaffee. The 
guests were Mrs. Robert J. Burdette, Mr. Wheeler's 
mother, Miss Chaffee, Miss Georgia Caswell, Mis. 5 
Marian McGilvray, Will Merwin, Robert J. Bur- 
dette, Jr., and Eugene Overton. 

Mrs. Durward De Van and-Mrs. -Glover P. Wid- 
ney gave a tea last Monday afternoon at the home 
of Mrs. De Van, No. 2318 West Twenty-third street 
in honor of Miss Adele Brune of San Francisco. 
Scarlet and green were the colors used in the elabo- 
rate floral decorations of the drawing room and 
American Beauty roses and violets were employed 
on the tea table. Assisting the hostess in receiving 
the guests were: Mesdames J. S. Chapman, S. A. 
Cutler, William Bayly, Jr., John Van Geison Posey 
W. Carhart, C. Montgomery, Ross Smith, W. A. 
Innes, Norman Church, Ward Chapman, A. B. Mc- 
Cutcheon, I. L. Patterson, Moye Stephens, Glenn 
Spence and Misses Frances Coulter, Adele Brodt- 
beck, Bertha Pollard and Misses Anna and Mary 
Campbell. 

Mrs. Dan McFarland and the Misses McFarland 
of West Twenty-third street returned this week 
from a two months' trip through the East. While 
they were in New York they were the guests of Mrs 
Ozra W. Childs. Miss Louise McFarland was one 
of the bridesmaids at the AVailes-Brown wedding 
Tuesday evening. 

Mrs. Rea Smith, No. 657 West Thirty-third street, 
will give a tea, this afternoon, from 3 to 5 o'clock 
in honor of Miss Margaret Lee and Miss Mabel 
Gafnsey. The engagement of Miss Lee, who is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Lee, No. 414 
West Adams street, to Roy Koster is announced. 
Miss Garnsey and Thomas Lee will be married 
in January. 

Mrs. William H. Workman, No. 357 Boyle ave- 
nue, gave a luncheon Wednesday in honor of her 
daughter, Miss Gertrude D. Workman. The lunch 
eon, to which many guests were invited, was an 



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elaborate entertainment and was made the oppor- 
tuni: ially introducing Miss Workman to 

["he debutant) duate of the I 

hool. 

Judge and Mrs. Stephen C. Hubbell will give a 
dancing party December 6 for tluir daughter, Mis* 
Mary Hubbell, who made her debut last week. 

Mrs. John II. Norton will give a theater part) 
this afternoon for Miss Edith I lorron. 

Mrs. Arthur Waters and her mother, Mrs. Will 
iani T. Miller, will he at home the second ami 
fourth Wednesdays at 633 West Thirty-second 
street. 

The first dance of the Bachelors' Cotillion Club 
will he given January 8 at Kramer's. 

ludge Victor E. Shaw of San Diego will remove 
to Los Angeles next month. He has taken a house 
at Figucroa and Twenty-seventh streets. In tin 
recent election Judge Shaw was successful in his 
candidacy for the Court of Appeals and will take 
his place on the bench January 7. His two pretty 
daughters, who are favorites in San Diego, will be 
popular in the younger set of Los Angeles. 

Miss Marian Glenn of Winona, Minn., is visiting 
Mrs. Robert McCormick. No. 1944 South Figueroa 
street. 

The Rev. and Mrs. B. F. Coulter, No. 219 North 
Grand avenue, have issued invitations for the mar- 
riage of their daughter, Frances, to Dr. Robert Phil- 
lips McReynolds of Philadelphia, at noon, Wednes- 
day. December 12, in the Broadway Christian 
church, of which Mr. Coulter is pastor. 

The McKinley Boys' Home gained a substantia 1 
hospital fund by means of the bazar last Friday at 
the home of Mrs. Valentine Peyton, 857 Westlake 
avenue. Mrs. Alexander Bobrick had charge of 
the bazar and the musical programme was under 
the direction of Mrs. William J. Scholl. 

Mrs. Robert J. Burdette will preside at the first 
meeting of the Woman's Anti-Cigarette Club re- 
cently organized by Mrs. Hugh K. Walker, Mrs. 
C. C. Pierce, Madam Caroline Severance, Mrs. B 
Fay Mills, Mrs. Frank DeWitt Talmage and Mrs. 
C. H. Fitzgerald. It is the plan to enlist the aid 
of 1,000 members who will be enrolled as rapidly as 
possible. 

Pretty girls attired in the newest and most ar- 
tistic gowns enjoyed the first Assembly dance last 
evening- at Cramer's. Of course all the society lead- 
ers were there to chaperone the debutantes and tc 
enjoy what proved to be a charming ball. The 
hostesses of the evening were : Mrs. I. N. Van 
Xnys, Mrs. T. E. Newlins, Mrs. C. C. Carpenter 
Mrs. Rufus H. Herron, Mrs. Roland Bishop and 
Mrs. Cosmo Morgan. 

Mrs. John R. Newberry and Mrs. N. B. Black- 
stone will give a large luncheon next Wednesday 
at Ebell Club Flouse. 

Miss Maude Benson of Berkeley is visiting Mrs. 
(i. Wiley Wells and Mrs. Edith Terry of Santa 
Monica. Miss Benson is the daughter of Major 
Benson, U. S. A., and is a social favorite in northern 
California. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Clark and their son, Eugene 
Clark, are in San Francisco, where they went last 
week to meet the Misses Clark on the arrival of the 



Siberia from the Orient. With Dr. and Mrs. Will- 
iam Horace Day the Misses Clark have been making 
nr of Hawaii. Japan and China. 
Mrs. M. E. J if the Hotel Lankershim re- 

ceived her friends yesterday. 

Mr. and Mrs. \\ . W. Xeuer passed Thanksgiving 

in Seattle. 

Mrs. Charles Wellington Rand will go East De- 
cember 15 with her son Elbridge, who will go to 
Harvard University. They will visit Charles Rand 
at Montclair, \. I., before going to Cambridge. 
Miss Lilian Kami, Mrs. Rand's talented young 
daughter, will remain in Los Angeles to study 
music with Mr. Peje Storck and Signor Janotta. 

Mrs. Patty Miller Gaskell, at one time a favorite 
singer of Los Angeles, is visiting her parents, 
Judge and Mrs. J. M. Miller, in their bungalow 
home in Coronado street. Since the recent death 
of Dr. Gaskell in Sierra Madre Mrs. Gaskell has 
passed much of the time with her parents. 




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AMONG THE CLUBS 



The Bookbinder's Art 

One of the most interesting programmes pre- 
sented before the Southern California Women's 
Press Club this season was given Wednesday 
evening in the Woman's Club House by Miss Anna 
Lambert Holden and Miss Octavia Holden. "Book- 
binding Past and Present" was the subject and Miss 
Anna Lambert Holden was the speaker, while her 
sister exhibited beautiful specimens of the most ar- 
tistic work. 

The two sisters came to Los Angeles from San 
Francisco last spring after they had lost their home 
and their studio by earthquake, dynamite and fire. 
Their studio was a place of historic interest, since 
it was once occupied by Robert Louis Stevenson 
and its windows overlooked Portsmouth Square, 
where the monument to the author occupied a con- 
spicuous place. In the studio were gathered many 
rare old editions of famous books and fine speci- 
mens of binding. Here also were hung pictures by 
well known artists, including etchings and paint- 
ings by the third of the talented sisters, Mrs. Mar- 
ian Holden Pope. 

Several months ago Miss Octavia Holden, who 
is one of the most famous bookbinders in the United 
States, opened a studio at 230^2 South Spring 
street. By special request her recent work was 
shown to the Press Club. For a number of years 
Miss Holden was a pupil of Gruel, the most famous 
bookbinder in Paris. At the same time, her sister 
Miss Anna Holden, was studying at the Sorbonne. 
The talk Wednesday, therefore, had the value of 
authoritative knowledge. It was fascinating, illumi- 
nating and vividly descriptive. It proved that the 
speaker had made an exhaustive study of her sub- 
ject, which was splendidly illustrated by the bookt 
placed on exhibition. 



A Talented Writer and Orator 

The election of Mrs. Florence Collins Porter to 
the office of president of the Los Angeles District 
Federation of Women's Clubs to succeed Mrs. Oli- 
ver C. Byrant will give much satisfaction to club 
members. Mrs. Porter is one of the ablest women 
in California. She is unusually gifted as a forceful 
writer and a talented orator. She has a remarkable 
poise and rare judgment, so that there is assurance 
that federation affairs will prosper under her guid- 
ance. Before coming to California Mrs. Portei 
was a conspicuous figure in club affairs in Maine 
For several years she was identified with one of the 
daily newspapers of Los Angeles and her pen was 
used untiringly for whatever would further the 
developments of the interests of women. Mrs. Por- 
ter is one of the leading members of Ebell Club. 
She is also a member of the Southern California 
Women's Press Club, the Equal Suffrage Associa- 
tion and other organizations that stand for pro- 
gress. 



A "County Fair" 

The Monrovia Club will hold a county fair Sat-.' 
urday afternoon, December 8, at which "things old, 
artistic and curious" will be on exhibition. The 
art department will be in charge of Mesdames Har- 
vey, Martin and Corenwett and the Misses Hutch- 



ins, Bens and Combs. The booths will be in charge 
of the following members of the club : Needle- 
work, Mesdames George Monroe, Armstrong and 
Crews ; domestic display, Mesdames Moore, Chess 
Borough, Miss Kesslar ; Alaskan exhibit, Mrs. 
Charles Winslow; culinary display, Mesdames Fort. 
Sarwine and Uhl. Mrs. F. M. Pottenger will man- 
age the side show. The proceeds of the fair will 
be used in payment of debts on the club house. 



Dominant Club's New President 

Mrs. Jirah D. Cole, president of the new Domi- 
nant Club, was guest of honor Tuesday afternoon 
at a reception given by the Treble Clef Club. Pink 
and white were used in the decorations of Gamut 
Club House, where the reception was held. Mem- 
bers of the Monday Musical Club and the Dominant 
Club were invited to unite in paying tribute to Mrs 
Cole, who was formerly president of the Treble 
Clef Club. 



To Speak on French Literature 

A programme that should attract much attention 
from members of the Friday Morning Club has been 
arranged for December 21, when Miss Blanche Le- 
viele will speak on "The Pastoral Phase in French 
Literature" and tell a number of interesting stories 
Miss Leviele is a talented French woman of broad 
education. She has unusual dramatic power and 
great personal magnetism. No one in California is 
better fitted to speak upon French literature. Miss 
Leviele will be remembered by many residents of 
Los Angeles inasmuch as she lived a year or two 
in this city. She is now in San Francisco but will 
come south to pass the holidays with her mother. 



Farce at St. Vincent's 

St. Vincent's Dramatic Club gave the first of a 
series of plays planned for this season last evening 
in the Father Myer hall of the college. Philip Kerr, 
one of the former students, had charge of the pro- 
duction of a most clever farce, "The Hotel Pro 
Tem." The cast included : Edward Booth, Murray 
Brannen, Marcus Scott, Marshal Winne, Elwood 
Stanton, Miss Estelle Le Sage. 

* * * 

Is the Council a Zero? 

The courts may find that the work of the council 
between now and the organization of the new body, 
in adopting ordinances, if any work of that kind 
come before it, is invalid, on account of the tem- 
porary elevation of Councilman Kern to the office 
of chief of police and the consequent vacancy in the 
third ward chair. The situation may be found to 
be not entirely without its compensations. If the 
council takes a vacation during the remainder of 
its terrra few tears will be shed. 

* * * 
Those Long' Kids 

"They come high, but we must have 'em." The 
introduction of the long-arm style of gloves for 
women has eaten up the kid skins of which they 
are made so rapidly that women who are able to 
purchase all of the hose-like hand and arm pro- 
tectors that, they need are getting to be the envy of 
all their less fortunate friends. It may be remarked, 
in an aside, that prices are coequal in length with 
the gloves. 



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CROWN! CITY COMMENT 



Tournament Preparations. 

Preparations for the Tournament of Roses an 
being carried on in a most systematic manner this 
year and it is announced that the management ol 
the big fete desires that all classes of citizens take 
part in the parade. In other words, this year it is 
urged that persons of moderate means make entries 
simple and artistically decorated vehicles. A 
long varied procession is desired and the idea thai 
elaborate turnouts representing extravagant ex- 
penditures are preferred rather than many pretU 
flower trimmed carriages is declared an error. This 
same admonition has been given concerning the 
use of bunting on store fronts and residences. It 
is hoped that every one will express the holida) 
spirit in decorations that need not he costly. 

The choice of Mrs. Elmer F. Woodbury as queen 
of the tournament insures the greatest interest in 
the pageant, for her court will comprise the prettiest' 
and most popular girls in Pasadena. Mrs. Wood- 
bury is a woman or rare charm of manner. She is 
tall.' statuesque and graceful. She is a brunette of 
regular features and rich coloring. Her eyes are 
large and dark, the chief glory of a face that is re- 
markable for its beauty. It is promised that her 
robes of state wil be the most gorgeous and most 
costly ever seen in any carnival on the coast. 

Merchants Banquet 

The annual banquet of the Pasadena Merchants' 
Association last Monday evening at Hotel Green 
was the most memorable in the history of the flour-_ 
ishing organization. In the great drawing room of 
the west "building the five hundred guests were re- 
ceived by the following: Mesdames L. H. Turner. 
L. E. Jarvis, F. L. Heiss, H. C. Hotaling, J. O. Mc 
Cament, Fred Nash, Joseph Welsh, D. W. Herlihy 
Henry Newby, Arthur Wood, W. N. Van Nuys, E. 
H. May, J. S. Glasscock, W. A. Cundy, E. R. Braley, 
H. E. Hertel, B. O. Kendall, Ralph Skillen, Nelson 
March. Kingsley Stevens, E. F. Woodbury, J. Her- 
bert Hall, E. M. Nold, A. J. Bertonneau, D. W. 
Coolidge, D. M. Linnard, George Brenner and Miss 
Sargent. 

The Rev. John A. Holmes acted as toastmaster. 
and after he had been introduced by C. S. Sargent 
president of the association, he made a witty speech 
The Rev. Albert Hatcher Smith, in responding to 
the toast, "The Ideal Business Man of Pasadena," 
said that the ideal citizen and business man should 
use every effort to advance not only his own busi 
ness but the business of the city. Responses to 
toasts that followed were made by Lon V. Chapin 
editor of the Pasadena News, the Rev, Frank M 
Dowling and the Rev. S. G. Dunham. 



tax rate allowed by law. The sixty dissatisfied tax- 
is started a suit to restrain the city from car- 
rying out the plan, hut Judge James of Los Angeles 
decided the case against them. Inasmuch as the 
plan that caused the taxpayers to tile their ob 
tions was clue to the action of the Edison people in 
tying up the bond issue, the decision is practically 
a rebuke to the corporation that is fighting to pre- 
vent the loss of the city contracts. 



Briefer Items 

Twenty of the leading promoters of the California 
I )evelopment society, recently organized to exploit 
the resources of the state in the East, dined togethei 
Tuesday evening at the Hotel Maryland. Methods 
of raising Pasadena's share of the fund needed for 
the work of the association were discussed and it 
was agreed that a movement to procure the neces- 
sary money should be begun without delay. Among 
the guests at the dinner were : U. S. Grant, Robert 
J. Burdette, Harry Chandler, Mr. Corsline, Samuel 
Clover, F. W. Kellogg, W. L. Green, J. O. Mc- 
Cament, Traffic Manager McMillan of the Pacific 
Electric, D. M. Linnard and Dr. R. Schiffmann. 

Mrs. A. J. Eddy gave a luncheon Tuesday in 
honor of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Prince Cantacuzene 
and Princess Cantacuzene, who passed the day in 
Pasadena. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Laflin and Miss 
Dwight, Chicago friends of Mrs. Palmer, were the 
only guests invited to meet the visitors, who passed 
only one day in the city. 

William N. Stevenson and Miss Marie A. Beaton 
daughter of Mrs. C. W. Beaton, No. 38 West Green 
street, will be married December 6. 

The members of the Pasadena Hunt Club arc- 
building a club house in Arroyo Seco that promises 
to be one of the most picturesque lodges in South- 
ern California. 



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Pasadena's Victory 

The victory of the city of Pasadena in its contest 
with the sixty taypayers opposed to the plan of 
J. Perry Wood for financing the scheme for a mu- 
nicipal light plant should be a matter of civic pridt 
It will be remembered that after the bond issue 
voted by the citizens of Pasadena had been tied up 
in the courts Mr. Wood suggested that the fund of 
$65,000 for starting the plant be obtained by in- 
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A Communication 

The Pacific Outlook is in receipt of the following 
communication, to which it cheerfully gives a place 
in its columns : 
To The Pacific Outlook: 

In your issue of the 24th of November, I read 
some remarks which you have published aboiu 
Baba Bharati from an interview with Mr. B. C. 
Bonnarjee. To remove the wrong impressions which 
those remarks may likely have caused on the minds 
of some of your readers, I feel it my duty to request 
you to publish the following facts about the Baba 
for the enlightment of all your readers: Baba Bha- 
hati is a well known man in India. To even in- 
sinuate that he is "an adventurer" is far from the 
truth. He is certainly a representative Hindu, be- 
longing to a highly respectable Brahmin family of 
Calcutta, who has taken the robe of the Hindu monk 
after going through regular religious forms. As 
a religious teacher he represents a well recognized 
and widely practiced phase of Hinduism, which is 
the very reverse of a "degraded, degenerate and im- 
moral phase of Hindu religion." Its prominent ele- 
ment is, as in Christianity, the spirit of devotion, 
which is highly spiritual. 

Hoping you will be kind enough to publish this 
letter in your magazine, 

Yours truly, 
(Swami) SACHCHIDANANDA. 
The Vedanta Society, Los Angeles. 

1 124 Quincy St. 

November 24th, 1906. 

* * * 

A. "Burning" Question 

If the accusation that the Los Angeles Gas and 
Electric Company, finding itself unable or unwilling 
to supply suffering humanity with gas during the 
recent cold weather, refused an offer of help from a 
rival company be susceptible of substantiation, steps 
should be taken for the annulment of its franchise. 
The thing is possible, and practicable. If the com- 
pany has done all in its power to provide consumers 
with fuel, no fair-minded citizen will want to see it 
punished, but if it has been trifling with the people 
for the purpose of attaining selfish ends, as many 
believe, it should be deprived of its power to inflict 
any further suffering upon the thousands of persons 
who depend upon gas for fuel. 

* * * 

Europe's Eyes on San Francisco 

The clause in the Declaration of Independence 
which avers that "all men are created equal" is be- 
ing quoted derisively by the European press in the 
comment on San Francisco's exclusion of the Japa- 
nese children from the schools where the white 
children go. It was put into that document, they 
remark, to prove that the Americans were as good 
as the British, but it has never since availed to prove 
that anybody else is as good as the American. The 
Japanese may put this to the proof some time in a 
very unpleasant way, several writers intimate, but 
it does not seem to be generally expected by the 
press of Europe that this time is at hand. The Paris 
Figaro treats the race matter with levity and asks : 

"Do the North-Americans wish to abolish the 
rainbow? Red Indians, negroes, yellow Asiatics, 



all the color are to be banished from the soil of the 
United States. Putting out of the question the 
black and the red, here we find the Japanese protest- 
ing against the somewhat rude and exclusive usages 
of the Americans. The Chinese have already com- 
plained. Chinese students, etc., even a member of' 
the Chinese legation, were detained at Ellis Island 
as coolies." 

The writer adds that as the Chinese retaliated by 
a boycott, the Japanese may do likewise. He thinks ; 
however, that "a little patience and good temper" 
may arrange the present difficulty, although "the 
United States and Japan will sooner or later have 
to settle their accounts in the Pacific." The Frank- 
furter Zeitung says that, if matters are not adjusted 
"what American have to fear is a boycott" or even 
worse, for in the words of the German paper : 

"The Philippines present an enticing object to the 
eyes of Japan, and it is believed in the United 
States that Japan's mouth is watering for the 
islands. There are only about 20,000 American 
soldiers in the archipelago, a quite insufficient force 
to protect it. America's only means of defending 
it is her fleet. She has only fifteen ships of various 
classes in the Pacific, so that it is easily to be un- 
derstood why the protest of the Japanese ambassa- 
dor should make Washington a little nervous." 

This view is echoed by the Koelnische Zeitung. 
which, while expressing its sense of Mr. Roosevelt's 
"justice and anxiety to preserve good commercial re- 
lations with Japan," concludes that "unless America 
can succeed in pacifying Japan, she will find herself 
in a very perilous situation." 

But though Japan "is on fire," declares the Journal 
des Debats, she will not • fight, "at least immedi- 
ately." "Japan," says the London Spectator, "has 
taken the affair in the best spirit, realizing at once 
the good intentions and the helplessness of the 
United States government," and the Saturday 
Review (London) is confident that "the trou- 
ble between Japan and the United States does 
not seem likely to lead to any serious conflict." The 
London Times thinks a Japanese boycott will be 
the worst outcome that can be expected to the com- 
plication, and speaks as follows : 

"The Japanese government are fully aware that 
what they complain of is a purely local affair, and 
with that remarkable power of taking perfectly de- 
tached views which the Japanese have manifested 
they will doubtless give full weight to the considera- 
tion that in other parts of the Union Japanese sub- 
jects are properly treated. Still, they can not be 
expected to carry beyond a certain point their al- 
lowance for the municipal difficulties of another 
nation. If California persists, the Japanese govern- 
ment and people will come to the conclusion that 
treaty obligations are being set aside by the United 
States, and that Japanese subjects are being treated 
with gross indignity. Japan is in a position to re- 
taliate. She can say, if Japanese are not good enough 
to mix with Americans, then Americans are not 
good enough to mix with Japanese. The day she 
says that, a great and growing branch of American 
commerce is likely to go by the board. A Chinese 
boycott on no great scale was found 'extremely in- 
convenient. A Japanese boycott will be very much 
more serious. Its effects would be very heavily 
felt by the offending state because San Francisco 
is the center of a great trade with the East and the 



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- port for important lines of American steam- 
that the offender bears the 
brunt of bis mischief, and perhaps in the facl 
that in tliis case be will do so lies the best ho] 

ttlement of the question. — [Literary Digest]. 

* * * 

J3he Humor in the Situation 
Many Thanksgiving plans were spoiled by the 

recent gas famine. In families where meals had 
b een , v er kerosene stoves and alcohol lamp? 

the housekeepers did not feel like risking turkeys 
that are as costly as if they were birds of paradise 
and so manv an order was countermanded. One 
housewife roasted ducks before her grate fire, but 
smell of the burning flesh took away the appe- 
tites of all who were waiting for dinner. In Bur- 
lington avenue the home that boasted coal became 
the center of a whole-souled pbilanthrophy. Hos- 
es who expected formal guests sent roasts and 
fowls to the hospitable oven and dignified hosts 
were dispatched for the viands when the dinner 
hour arrived. 

One young woman discovered that she could per- 
form wonders with an electric flatiron. By turning 
it upside down she used it for a stove and slowl}4 
boiled potatoes upon it. That necessity is the 
mother of invention was proved in many a house- 
hold where ante-Thanksgiving mince pies dried in 
cold ovens and cranberries failed to turn themselves 
into jelly. It was the chafing dish expert who was 
really happy. Lobster a la Newburgh and Welsh 
rabbit assumed such importance in the menu that 
even the most confirmed dyspeptic ate thankfully. 

It has been often noticed that fate appears to take 
a humorous delight in timing any calamity of mis- 
fortune so that it will be the sorest possible trial 
to poor human nature and the gas famine proved 
not to be an exception to the usual order of occur- 
rences. 

* * * 

Long Beach Ebell Club 

The good work in municipal reform and civic 
improvement which has been accomplished by wo- 
men's clubs in almost every community where they 
flourish has not always been granted the apprecia- 
tion it merits by those most benefited. The Long 
Beach Ebell Club is one organization to which full 
meed of credit is accorded by the citizens of the 
beautiful seaside town for the part it has taken in 
making Long Beach what it is. It is really an 
inspiring story, and one to spur on women in other 
small towns to larger efforts — the recital of what 
the Ebell women have done, leading the men in 
every progressive movement undertaken for munici- 
pal benefit. 

Prominent business men do not hesitate to say 
that the Ebell Club has boomed Long Beach and has 
contributed more than any other one factor to its 
growth. When the club was organized ten years 
ago Long Beach was known throughout Southern 
California as a tent town. There were no social 
organizations of any sort and not even a secret 
society, when seventeen women met at the home 
of Mrs. Adelaide Tichenor and formed the club. The 
membership was limited for two years, but a broader 
policy was adopted at the end of that time, when 



the Ebell came into the federation. The limit was 

raised to two hundred, where it has remained. 

Like the first Ebell Club of Oakland, the Long 
Beach organization was devoted to section work, 
and took up all the branches of study covered by 
women's clubs — travel, history, modern languages, 
music, literature, current events and domestic sci- 
ence. Of late years it has been giving less time to 
such subjects and more to civil government. The 
members met every Monday evening at the 
home of one or the other, excepting the third Mon- 
day, when an evening entertainment was given, to 
which men were invited. It was considered a great 
treat in those days to be invited to an Ebell evening, 
as the social life of the town was rather limited. 
These gatherings were not frivolous. The men were 
given their doses of culture sandwiched in between 
a bit of reading and music. One speaker brought 
to address the young club was Haslvett Smith, the 
Egyptologist. 

As the club grew, the interest in public affairs 
developed and the mother instinct urged it on to 
take a hand in municipal improvement. Funds were 
raised to sprinkle the streets, trees were planted 
around the city hall, in the parks, school yards and 
in the cemetery. Then, emboldened by the success 
attending these efforts, the club went to work to 
persuade the city to put out rubbish cans. It was 
a difficult thing to get the authorities to see the 
necessity of such an expense, but finally two dozen 
cans were purchased, and their utility was so 
quickly demonstrated that there was no trouble in 
getting others. 

Arbor day has been annually observed by the 
club ever since the day was dedicated to the planting 
of trees, and thousands have been set out by the 
club. 

As time went on the club felt more and more the 
need of a home, and a healthy impetus was given 
to the movement for a club house by the donation 
of a nice lot by the Seaside Land and Water Com- 
pany. Money was raised by the members to buy 
another lot adjoining and the work of building was 
commenced. This was done in the usual way by 
forming a corporation within the club and issuing 
stock, most of which was subscribed by the mem- 
bers. 'Mrs. Tichenor, who is noted for her originality, 
provided the idea for the unique plan, and Arthur 
Benton, the architect, developed it. Such a club 
is not to be found in any other part of the country. 
Its fame has traveled far, and several eastern publi- 
cations have published descriptions and photographs 
of it. The nautical predominates in its design and 
finishing. Mrs. Tichenor thought out every feature 
with a view to having its being entirely appropriate 
to the setting. The exterior is of dark redwood, 
rough-finished. About the entrance and small 
promenade deck, anchor chains gave an "aboard 
ship" effect. Within, the beamed ceiling is ship- 
lapped and wrapped with rope, and the central 
lighting fixtures are covered with shells, sea urchins 
forming the novel wall fixtures. Fishnet, chains, 
shells and ropes, fittingly disposed, further carry out 
the delightful seagoing idea. The cost of the build- 
ing was $8,ooc and it is about paid for, the financial 
difficulty having been surmounted in part by the 
revenue from rental for social affairs. It was built 
with a view to its being put to such use and it is 
perfectly equipped for dancers, dinners or weddings. 



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The small stage in the auditorium is arranged for 
giving private theatricals, if desired. 

When the tragic accident occurred at the new- 
Hotel Bixby the other day carrying ten men down 
to death in the ruins of concrete, steel and wood, the 
women of this club promptly opened the club house 
and made sandwiches and coffee enough to last the 
hundred rescuers as long as the work of getting the 
bodies out of the wrecked building lasted. This 
but illustrates the spirit that rules the club — that of 
helpfulness when the occasion demands. 

The officers of the club are: Mrs. Harry Barn- 
dollar, president; Mrs. A. J. Penny, first vice-presi- 
dent; Mrs. Jennie Reeves, second vice-president; 
Mrs. G. H. Gaylor, secretary; Miss Jessie Benton, 
treasurer. 

The club observed its tenth anniversary last 
week with a luncheon at the club house. The guests 
of honor were Mrs. Emma Greenleaf and the former 
presidents of the club. Mrs. J. J. Perry was toast- 
mistress and a programme of toasts and music was 
enjoyed. 

The list of toasts was as follows : "The Club of 
1896," Mrs. Adelaide Tichenor; "The Club Today," 
Mrs. C. F. Kellogg; "The Ebell Clubhouse— Our 
Home," Mrs. H. C. Dillon; "Our President," Mrs. 
Charles T. Murphy; "Our Husbands and Sweet- 
hearts," Mrs. J. A. Miller; "Our Officers," Mrs. Sid- 
ney C. Kendall ; "The Bachelor Maids," Miss Avery ; 
"The Club of the Future," Mrs. Chester P. Dorland ; 
"Our Financial Standing," Mrs. Jennie Reeve; 
"Long Beach," Mrs. Emma Greenleaf. 

* * * 

In Its Last Throes? 

The filing of papers at St. Louis on November 15, 
says the Literary Digest, instituting a federal action 
to dissolve the Standard Oil Company as a monop- 
oly or combination in restraint of trade casts in thf 
shade the various other law suits against that cor- 
poration which are reported all over the country. 
Already, as the New York Press remarks, the octo- 
pus had become "fair game for every public prose- 
cutor." Nevertheless, "with a score of public prose- 
cutors at its heels and judges saying unkind things 
about its methods, the Standard keeps on controlling 
the oil market, writing legislation and court de- 
• cisions, and dominating the finances of the nation." 
It is therefore with something of a breathless in- 
terest that the public watches to see whether the 
quarry will maintain its imperturbability now that 
the government of the United States has joined the 
hunt. The press point out that there are few or no 
novel facts in the charge made by Attorney-General 
Moody against the Standard, and that the statute 
under which the proceedings are instituted — the 
Sherman anti-trust act — has been on the books for 
sixteen years. The novelty, apparently, is the fact 
that the law is to be applied — a fact for which the 
New York World gives the entire credit to President 
Roosevelt. The government suit names as defen- 
dants not merely the Standard Oil Company of New 
Jersey (the holding company of the combination), 
and each of the seventy or more constituent corpora- 
tions, but also John D. Rockefeller, William Rocke- 
feller, H. H. Rogers, John D. Archbold and other 
officers of the Standard. The defendants are given 
two months to prepare their answer. The bill set? 



forth that from 1882 to 1895 the Standard paid divi- 
dends amounting to $512,000,000 , on a professed 
valuation of less than $70,000,000, besides accumu- 
lating a surplus of unknown magnitude, and notes 
that for the last nine years the dividends have run 
from 33 to 48 per cent. "It is against the systen. 
which has enabled the combination to exact such 
enormous and unreasonable profits from the pub- 
lic," remarks the Philadelphia Public Ledger, "that 
the federal courts are asked to give relief." The 
Press, of the same city, asserts that the story of 
Standard Oil has never before been told so impres- 
sively as in the cold recital of this bill in equity. 
The same paper suggests that when the government 
asks that holding, ownership, and control of the 
Standard's various subcorporations be declared 
void, it "raises a large question affecting other great 
interests which are not chargeable with the Stand- 
ard's offenses." 

An editorial in the London Times, cabled to the 
New York Times says in part : 

"The law is now upon trial, and if it fails to con- 
trol the Standard Oil Company, revolutionary idea; 
doubtless will gain strength among the more im- 
patient and unthinking. * * * The American 
people is long suffering, but its limit of endurance 
has been reached. Through the Republicans or 
Democrats or without either it is bent upon regain- ■ 
ing the mastery of its own house and ridding itself 
of the usurpers who now strew the country with 
wreckage from sea to sea." 



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JAPAN AND CALIFORNIA 



Some Practical and Cogent Reasons Why California Should Be Considerate 

of Japanese Subjects 



A special report recently made by the American 
consul-general to Yokohama contains some facts 
and figures that are bound to attract the attention 
of the western commercial and industrial world. 
During the first half of 1906. he states, the statistics 
of Japan's foreign trade show a total of $199,860,138, 
against $214,615,407 during the corresponding period 
of 1905. a reduction of $14,755,269. The signal fall- 
ing off is in imports. These aggregated $143,231,- 
430 in 1905 and only $111,524,780 in the current year, 
a decrease of $31,701,650. On the other hand, ex- 
ports increased from $71,383,976 in 1905 to $88,335,- 
359 in 1906, an increase of $16,951,383. 

Our representative suggests that this showing 
will be welcomed by Japanese economists, as it in- 
dicates a more favorable balance of trade for that 
country. The net diminution in imports is spread 
over the whole range of staples with a very few ex- 
ceptions. The various reductions, omitting small 
fractions, are : Arms, ammunition, tools, machin- 
ery, etc., $2,000,000 ; beverages and comestibles, 
$750,000; drugs and chemicals, $750,000; glass and 
its manufactures, $500,000; grain and seeds, $11,- 
500,000, of which nearly $10,500,000 was rice ; horns, 
ivory, skins, etc., $3,500,000 ; metal and metal manu- 
factures, $4,500,000 ; oil and wax, $700,000 ; tissues, 
yarns, threads, etc., $9,125,000; miscellaneous, $2,- 
250,000. The only staples that show appreciable 
increase are paper and stationery, $1,000,000, and 
sugar, $1,750,000. 

"The most marked features of Japanese life since 
the close of the war," writes Consul-General Miller, 
"have been in the organization and development of 
various industries. Heretofore the industrial ex- 
pansion of Japan has been seriously retarded by 
lack of capital and high rates of interest. One of 
the strangest features of Japan's life is the fact that 
the entire country emerges from a great war with 
an enormous debt and a serious burden of taxes, but 
at the same time a wonderful improvement in her 
national, commercial and industrial credit. From 
all quarters of the world capital seems anxious to 
enter Japan. Taking advantage of this condition, 
the Japanese nation and people are borrowing great 
quantities for this industrial development at rates 
of interest lower than ever before anticipated. As 
the money market became easy and foreign capital 
began looking over the situation for investment, 
there followed the greatest commercial activity the 



country ever knew. Organizations are forming 
every day. and great commercial enterprises are be- 
ing launched. From the close of hostilities to the 
first day of June a total of 314 new and enlarged old 
enterprises have been organized, with a total aggre- 
gate capital of $197,151,514 gold. 

"The greatest activity is noted in the organization 
of new electrical works. Japan has a wonderful 
amount of water power, and this is rapidly being 
utilized for electrical purposes. No less than fifty- 
one new companies have been organized, with an 
aggregate capital stock of $55,000,000 gold. 

"About $20,000,000 gold represents the capital 
stock of ten new navigation and dock companies. 
There have been formed five new insurance com- 
panies, with a capital stock of $7,250,000 gold. An 
aggregate of $34,000,000 gold represents the stock 
of eleven reorganizations of old companies along 
broader lines. 

"The capital stock of reorganized and new banks 
aggregates $11,000,000. Eleven new steam railroad 
companies have been formed, with an aggregate 
capital stock of nearly $10,000,000 gold. There have 
been fourteen new mining companies formed, with 
a capital stock of nearly $13,000,000 gold. 

"There have been twenty-two new silk and cotton 
mills projected, with a capital stock of $6,500,000 
gold. Special attention seems to have been directed 
to the formation of new weaving companies, and a 
total of nineteen new companies are making ready 
to start business, with a capital stock of $3,000,000 
gold." 

This is the wonderful country whose children 1 
have been ostracised by the short-sighted politicians 
of San Francisco ! America, in its day of greatest 
progress, never showed such marvelous develop- 
ment as this. The "Yankees of the East" are a 
tremendous force in Pacific commerce, and they are 
rushing forward like an irresistible tidal wave. In- 
stead of affronting them, nothing should be left 
undone to retain their friendship. A generous 
traffic with them will be the source of great profit 
to the Pacific coast ; and if we allow petty consid- 
erations like those actuating a portion of the people 
to influence us in our treatment of Japanese sub- 
jects in America, we may look for the fall of a re- 
taliatory blow at any moment. Japan is beginning 
to realize her great power as a sturdy youth in the 
family of nations, and that strength we must re- 
spect, sooner or later. 



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UNDER THE SUN 



New Racing Machine. 

An automobile weighing less than a thousand 
pounds, with an engine developing 150-horsepower 
and a speed capacity of 100 miles an hour, is the 
wonderful racing machine promised by Francois 
Richard, a French engineer, who constructed a 
high-power machine test for the last Florida race 
meeting for Alfred G. Vanderbilt, says the New 
York Herald. These results are to be accomplished 
by the employment of a turbine gasoline engine con- 
structed by M. Richard for' automobile use. This 
engine weighs only 120 pounds as against 1,200 
pounds for an ordinary engine developing the same 
power. It is only fourteen inches in diameter on 
the block and is said to have given from 100 to 3,000 
revolutions a minute. M. Richard says an entire 
racing machine with this engine need not weigh 
more than 600 or 700 pounds. The turbine was con- 
structed in a Harlem machine shop, and those who 
have seen it declare that it is exactly as represented 
by its designer. Mr. Vanderbilt's racing car, which 
was taken to Florida before it was completed, has 
been altered in some minor details and is now be 7 
ing put in order in New York. Its cost is said to 
have been $20,000, and Mr. Vanderbilt has offered 
a premium to its designer if it establishes a record 
on the Florida beach. 



Her Pioneer Spirit Still Alive. 

The news that a ninety-eight-year-old woman has 
made an automobile trip from New York to Boston, 
and in the biting days of the last week of November 
at that, has created some interest among devotees 
of this form of sport. Mrs. F. D. Cottle, who under- 
took this adventure, was one of the California pion- 
eers of 1850, making the trip overland in a stage. 
The newspaper accounts of her pioneer trip and her 
automobile ride state that she rode from Martha's- 
Vineyard in the first instance in a stage and in the 
second instance in her machine — a manifest im- 
possibility, inasmuch as Martha's Vineyard is an 
island in the Atlantic south of Massachusetts. 



1907 Autos Coming In 

Motor enthusiasts are spending much of their 
spare time in studying the 1907 models which are 
beginning to arrive in Los Angeles. In some makes 
the new model varies greatly from the 1906 ma- 
chines, while in others the differences are not so 
apparent. One great improvement in one or two 
makes, however, which will interest thousands who 
are not fortunate enough to own machines, is the 
introduction of innovations which will reduce the 
noise of running. 



The Finest in the World 

A large number of automobile owners went to 
Riverside Thanksgiving day to witness, if not to 
participate in, the hill-climbing contest up the Box 
Springs road. Everybody expected to see a new 
record established. Besides the contest, many were 
interested in the opening of the new scenic drive 
to the summit of Mount Rubidoux, which occurred 
the same day. This road was built at a cost of 



$50,000, and is said by engineers to be the finest 
automobile mountain road in the world. The boule- 
vard is cut out of the granite sides of the mountain, 
and leads to the summit at such an easy grade that 
automobiles can make the ascent on the low gear. 
This drive is a continuous one, the boulevard going 
up one way and down another. In-order to insure 
perfect safety, no passing of vehicles will be per- 
mitted on the grade. As a still further protection, 
a guard wall of granite has been built along the 
outer edge of the road. 



Foreign Automobiles 

A Washington dispatch states that Americans 
spent $5,738,000 in gold for automobiles of foreign 
manufacture between January 1 and November 1, 
1906, on which $2,500,000 duty was paid. In this 
time Americans purchased 1204 machines abroad, 
and paid for them $4,238,000, exclusive of the sepa- 
rate parts otherwise imported, in addition, and rep- 
resenting the remaining milion and a half dollars 
of the first named amount. This record shows that 
the desire for foreign machines has not been by any 
means satisfied as yet, since the fiscal year of 1906 
showed a total of only 1106 cars purchased abroad 
for use in this country. Of these 1039 were brought 
in at New York and were valued at $3,596,973 out 
of the total valuation for the whole country's im- 




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- in this class of $3,1 ■Wile parts 

New York took $240,233 worth out of the total 
valuatioi : 14. 

The 1906 Baseball Season. 
The meeting of the Pacific Coast Baseball 

gfue, which will begin in this city next Thurs- 
day, will be a busy one. ( >ne of the most important 

-•ions which will be brought up for iliscns 
sion is the present system of scoring games. Under 
the existing regulations the home team in each city 
enjoys an opportunity to "pad" its score, if the of- 
ficial scorer is partial or prejudiced, as is frequently 
the case. Another point which is to be settled is 
whether Fresno will he retained in the league, or 
her place given to a team which can play better ball. 
The Salt Lake team has applied for admission to 
the league, and Pasadena. Santa Barbara and San 
Diego have been suggested for the place now oc- 
cupied by Fresno. 



A New Ball Game. 
George \Y. Hancock, who invented indoor base- 
ball, has originated a new game for gridiron play- 
ers, which he has named "Hancock's indoor foot- 
hall," and which contains ideas never before intro- 
duced into the sport. His rules will permit the 
playing of the game in rinks or halls, where specta- 
tors may be comfortably seated. One of the odd 
features of the game is the way in which he 
prevents the ball from being kicked out of bounds 
where the area is naturally limited. Mr. Hancock 
proposes to anchor the ball to one of the players 
with a thirty-foot cord, an idea that promises plenty 
of side sport. 



New Country Club 

The Naples Country Club, which is now being 
organized, promises much to out-door life in South 
ern California. A four-acre tract has been pur- 
chased for the club building, at a cost of $20,000 
from the windows and balconies of which a straight 
mile stretch of the San Gabriel river will visible. 
In addition a hundred-acre tract on the adjoining 
hill has been leased for golf grounds. A building of 
the Neapolitan type, costing about $60,000, will be 
erected, and its furnishings will cost in the neigh- 
borhood of $25,000 more. It is intended to make it 
the most perfectly appointed club house on the Pa- 
cific Coast. The membership fee has been fixed at 
$250, which will render the exclusiveness of the 
club certain enough. Ferd K. Rule is temporary 
president of the club. The building has been 
planned by Arthur E. Benton. 
* * * 
E>6e Roorbach 

November 25, nine days before the city election 
was a rather early and therefore dangerous date for 
the springing of such a "roorback" as that appear- 
ing in the Times on that date, when "The Lancer" — 
how irresponsible a newspaper contribution or de- 
partment becomes under a non de plume ! — asserted 
that he personally know nominees on the Non- 
partisan ticket "whose word no business man would 
take for a single red cent," and that "there are men 
on it who are so widely known for their utter un- 
reliability in business that their business associates 



would not give a bean for a written contract with 
their nanus signed 1,1 the foot of it. There are nun 
whose business today in the citj oi I 1 
being carried on in direct violation of the laws of 
this city, of the laws of this state, and of the im- 
mutable laws of the Umighty God." 

That the cause for which the Times is lighting— 
the cause of corrupt machine polities, or dishonor — 
has become desperate appears to be strongly indi- 
cated in the wretched attempts it has been making 
to divert the attention of voters from the real issue 

The assertions affecting the personnel of the Non- 
partisan committee are in no wise important, con- 
temptible as they are; but those impugning the 
business integrity of the Non-Partisan nominees are 
more serious. The commitee promptly challenged 
the Times to name the candidates and publish 
sufficient evidence to warrant the charges, agreeing 
that if such charges be found to be "probably true," 
upon reference to a committee composed exclusively 
of the party of which the Times is the organ, the 
committee would "publicly withdraw its support 
from each and all of said candidates and to use it< 
utmost efforts to elect his best competitor." 

Up to the hour when it was necessary for these 
pages to go to press the Times had not come out 
in that manly manner which it believes itself to 
possess and offered something substantial in the 
place of its innuendo. It is with ill grace, indeed 
that the Times descends to such tactics as these. 
Its phrases are worthy of Colonel Mann and Town 
Topics. It is a style of campaign that is pretty 
sure to prove retroactive. 

* * * 

Plans for an Epileptic Colony 

The self-imposed humanitarian efforts of a num- 
ber of residents of Southern California to establish 
an institution for the proper care of epileptics should 
receive generous and general support and co-opera- 
tion. A meeting of the committee having the pro- 
motion of the project in hand will be held about 
December 10, when the subject of the formation of 
a colony for epileptics will be discussed by phy- 
sicians and others interested in the matter. Dr. 
Ross Moore, one of the physicians interested in 
the plan, in discussing it is reported as follows : 

"One very bad feature of the disease is that the 
person who is afflicted with it is practically a social 
outcast. People do not want him around, even to 
mow_ their lawns, for fear he will have a fit. This 
condition makes it impossible for him to earn his 
livelihood except by mental labor. An epileptic 
child cannot attend school for the same reason. 

"Many of the victims are people of high intelli- 
gence, and it is a great hardship for them to be 
treated as they are now. The most feasible plan for 
caring for this unfortunate class lies in their coloni- 
zation, namely, in bringing them together on a large 
tract of land to live in cottages and teaching them 
useful occupations which do not subject them to 
danger, and to give the younger epileptics good gen- 
eral education and provide a permanent home for 
all cases which demand it." 

Southern California, with its abundance of sun- 
shine and health-giving atmosphere, certainly offers 
many ideal locations for an institution such as is 
proposed. Those who have given the problem of 
the care of epileptics the most careful thought and 



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study realize that an out-door life and plenty of 
sunshine are two most important factors in the treat- 
ment of the malady — which, of course, are two 
things greatly to be desired in the treatment of any 
disease, especially in the stage of convalescence. 
One good feature of an _epileptic colony is that it 
can be made more nearly self-supporting than al- 
most any other institution where suffering human- 
ity gathers for rest and care. 
* * * 
Press Club Benefit 

More than 1,000 persons attended the Press Club 
entertainment last Monday afternoon and the or- 
ganization realized a financial return large enough 
to keep the wolf from the door for many a week. 
In many cities it has been customary for the news- 
paper men to prepare programmes or to engage 
theatrical companies that will attract audiences and 
dollars. While this method of increasing Press Club- 
funds gives the public an opportunity to contribute 
toward what are private enterprises for the recrea- 
tion and comfort of journalists, the charge that the 
so-called "benefits" are blackmailing schemes has 
never been made in any city except Los Angeles. 

The Press Club of Los Angeles is a new organiza- 
tion. On its membership list are many well known 
newspaper men, but the majority of the members 
are young reporters. To the reporters the club 
means a homie. No one can deny that the "boys" 
who are out on beats all day, or all night, as the 
case may be, need a place where they can enjoy a 
few hours of relaxation. No city has a more dis- 
tinct place for a Press Club than Los Angeles, to 
which city young men drift from all parts of the 
United States. 

The public gave its heartiest support to the bene- 
fit, and surely all who went to the entertainment 
received their money's worth, for the varied pro- 
gramme was clever and amusing from beginning 
to end. C. W. Bachman acted as stage director and 
Frank Staples was his assistant. Signor Anatola 
of the Lambardi Opera was heard in two numbers 
that showed his splendid baritone voice to good 
advantage. There were other songs, grave and gay 
and exhibitions of boxing and fencing. The Empire 
Quartette from the Orpheum made a special hit 
with "Cheer Up, Mary," and there was not a news- 
paper man who shuddered at the bad English when 
the singer said "for you and I" in the last line. Po- 
etic license was stretched to the limit, but that did . 
not matter if Mary and the audience cheered up. 

The entertainment was a success and the Pacific 
Outlook hopes that the Press Club will stand foi 
what its name implies, that it will not be permitted 
to deteriorate into anything not creditable to the 
profession it represents. 

* * * 
On the Rig'Ht TracK 

If the women of Los Angeles who have begun a 
campaign against the billboard nuisance do not 
become faint-hearted or permit their sympathies to 
be worked upon by poor, abused billboard adver- 
tisers, or suffer themselves to be browbeaten into 
abandoning their determination to boycott all mer- 
chants who employ these unlovely devices in the 
furtherance of their business, they will accomplish 
more, undoubedly, than can be brought about in 
any other way. The merchants who make use of 



the hideous billboards do so in the expectation of 
increasing trade, and if they find that their practice 
works the other way and causes them to lose trade 
instead of gain it, the billboard question will be 
nearer solution than ever before. 

* * * 

Worh for a California Lobby 

The fact that a Californian — Colonel H. D. Love- 
land of San Francisco — has been elected president 
of the Transmississippi Congress for the ensuing 
year adds some interest to the deliberations of that 
body, though the efforts of the California delegates 
to secure the meeting next year were unavailing. 

The congress adopted resolutions aiming, for the 
larger part, at increased federal assistance in the 
general development of the West, and some of these 
are of peculiar interest to the state of California. 
"The transmissippi region is especially interested," 
says the report of the committee on resolutions, 
"in encouraging all efforts to bring about the in- 
crease of com/mercial transactions as the surest 
and best way of obtaining the intimate friendly rela- 
tions that should exist between us. To promote 
such relations, we indorse the propositions submit- 
ted by Secretary Root for encouraging our mer- 
chant marine and for increasing our intercourse 
with South America by adequate mail facilities." 

The report also favors the upbuilding of an Amer- 
ican merchant marine ; the construction of an in- 
tercontinental railway between the United States 
and South America ; liberal federal appropriations 



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tor the improvement of the harbors of the Pacific 

■ that they may speedily have a uniform 

i of not !e~s than thirty-live feet of water at 

mean low tide:" it recommends that Congress enact 

no legislation antagonistic to the development of 

the <r industry, in which California is 

dally interested: it requests the location of a 
naval station and a coaling station at San Diego; 
it favors the establishment by act of Congress of a 
national Department of Mines and Mining; and 
recommends a suitable appropriation to further tin 
ska- Yukon-Pacific Exposition to he held in Se- 
attle in \yy»). These resolutions call especial atten 
tion to the growth of the Sugar industry and stato 
that under the present administration the trans 
mississippi section of the United States now pro- 
duces in sugar an amount equal i" 117 per cent of 
its consumption. 

Continued agitation for the advancement of the 
genera] interests of the vast region west of the 
Mississippi river ultimately may awaken in Con- 
gress some sense of the desirability of doing for the 
Pacific slope proportionately as much as the special 
interests of the Mast induce Congress to do for them 
The national legislature hitherto has seemed to care 
little about regulating the conscience and morals 
of the arbiters of transportation possibilities west 
of the Rockies. Millions upon millions of dollars. 
pa